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Southern Brown bandicoot

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Peramelemorphia
Family: Peramelidae
Genus: Isoodon
Species: I. obesulus




This little fellow was photographed in the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens.
This area is ~350 hectares of native bushland including an "Australian Garden".


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Taken outside the cafe at the Australia Gardens in Cranbourne.
There are signs up asking folks not to feed the wildlife and let them eat beetles but Daisy (as the cafe staff have named her)apparently cannot read and hangs around the cafe waiting for crumbs from the tables.. October 2011