Bandicoots in Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

Sign in the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Victoria

Sign in the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Victoria

Our holiday in Victoria

September 2007

On a previous visit some years ago to the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens south east of Melbourne we were delighted to see a Southern Brown Bandicoot near the picnic area. On this visit I was hopeful of seeing one again, this time with my camera at the ready. Last time we were so excited at seeing this lovely nocturnal animal out in the bright sunshine that we forgot to take a photo – despite having the camera in my hand!

I was not disappointed. In fact, we saw several bandicoots during our walk. On returning to the car we were pleased to have one hopping around our feet while we had a drink and something to eat. In went under and around the car and our feet as if we were not there. I had to be careful backing the car out of its parking spot for fear of running it over.

Southern Brown Bandicoot, Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

Southern Brown Bandicoot, Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

 

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