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What animal is this?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Martyr, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Martyr

    Martyr Hard Yards

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    This little critter was dodging skiers on a run at Perisher. After I provided him with a save path, he jumped onto my boot and tried to climb my leg. Trying to relocate him, he bit my hand. He also chased me for 20m or so before we finally managed to coax him back to the woods.

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    snowduck One of Us

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    Pygmy possum
     
  4. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Local native. Can't remember the name for now. We've got signs about him in our lodge. Relocate rather than eradicate.

    Job well done there.
     
  5. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure? There's a few native critters wandering around.

    Edit: Might well be. Not the critter I was thinking of.
     
  6. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Looks like a broad toothed rat
     
  7. hotsaki

    hotsaki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Kamoshika?
     
  8. person s

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    I think pygmy possums are sleeping at present?
     
  9. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bush Mice perhaps.
    Lots of them at Buller.
     
  10. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    My guess too.
     
  11. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe an antechinus? It's hard to tell in your pic, but did he have a very pointed face?
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  12. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ears not big or crinkly enough nor snout long enough for antechinus I guess, so rat is a good call. Being a Perisher local @Telemark Phat probably is on first name terms
     
  13. JoeKing

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    I wonder wot it tastes like.
     
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  14. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hard to tell from that image. Looks to be too small to be a Mastacomys (broad toothed rat) which are about 150g as adults. Native rats are about the same size. Its face is hard to see, without a better look I'd guess Antechinus or a Buramys (pigmy possum).

    Where did you see it @Martyr ? I've seen an Antechinus on happy valley this season. The nearest significant Buramys habitats are the closed area at Blue Cow and on the eastern side of the saddle between Mt P and the Paralyser.

    I'm a boringdale rather than a Perisher local @Majikthise but when I was studying I helped out on the Buramys surveys at Blue Cow, Paralyser, Charlotte Pass, Koscisuzko Rd and Townsend, so I got to meet all of the small native mammals up close and personal. I know @PiniPowPow is another forum member who has helped out on the Buramys survey.
     
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  15. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Burramys Mountain Pygmy Possum:
    [​IMG]

    Perhaps similar. I've seen them on the snow at Mt Hotham quite a few times.
     
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  16. Martyr

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    Probably somewhere between Rabbit and Guinea Pig, if a rodent. Marsupials may be a little different however, like Kangaroo perhaps?
     
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  18. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mastacomys
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    Buramys
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    I don't have any native rat or Antechinus or native rat photos.
     
  19. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Besides what they taste like we also need to know if we can train them to drag a small pulk...
     
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  20. DbSki

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    Maybe this

     
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  21. Martyr

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    Underneath the perisher express chair near the centre valley rider X.
     
  22. PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  23. Majikthise

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    *Winner*
     
  24. cold wombat

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    That's the one I was trying to remember. NFI if it is though.
     
  25. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think Pini could be onto something.
     
  26. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm no expert on Australian animals, but I'm pretty sure this is a platypus.
     
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  27. PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You had an Antechinus, I know cause i captured it in your rubbish enclosure!
     
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  29. JoeKing

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    [​IMG]

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  30. cold wombat

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    I tried hunting him with a spade on rubbish day a few years ago before I knew what he was. He was a lot faster than me. Luckily.
     
  31. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I saw a broad toothed rat guts up at the top of Mt Bogong on the weekend.
     
  32. BWG

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    So I ventured into this thread out of curiosity, did not expect to get rewarded by this bit of @JoeKing brilliance.
     
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  33. JoeKing

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    I'm here all week.

    :thumbs:
     
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  34. Richard

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    what a lovely critter
     
  35. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who, Joe?
     
  36. absentskier

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    This thread is making me ROFL.