Long-nosed Bandicoot

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Long-nosed Bandicoot

The long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) is a species of bandicoot found in Australia. It is the largest member of its genus, which also includes the eastern barred bandicoot and the desert bandicoot.

It is much less colourful than its relatives, being primarily a sandy-brown or greyish colour. It is nocturnal, non-climbing, solitary, and omnivorous. Body length 400 mm; tail length 140 mm; weight 1.5 kg. It has a very prominent long nose and small pointed upright ears, a hunched-looking posture, a rear-facing pouch, and three long, clawed toes on front feet. Digs small holes in gardens looking for grubs and is often found near compost heaps. Droppings 35 mm by 10 mm. Has a high-pitched squeak when disturbed.

Long-nosed Bandicoot

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