Quolls are carnivorous marsupials (genus Dasyurus) with four species found in Australia and two in New Guinea.
An interesting news story caught my eye this week – a group of kids were found playing in a suburban Sydney street with a Red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans). Luckily, a passer by recognised the turtle for what it was, and reported it to NSW DPI.
Dave has come to expect the nightly back and forth of chuk-chuk-chuks as his resident Asian House Geckos (AHG) bark away. And each morning, the light of day reveals their ubiquitous calling card on skirting boards, walls, lampshades and outdoor settings. But as Dave has noticed, there seem to be a few different species at his place. Depending on where you live in the country you are likely to have a mixture of native and introduced gecko housemates.
January 2011 is Feral Month and the CRC for Invasive Species is inviting everyone to contribute their feral sightings towards a national map to increase understanding of feral distributions across the country.