Image of the world’s smallest marsupial gliding possum with a body length of 6.5-8cm. Also known as the Pygmy Sugar Glider they eat flowers, nectar, pollen and insects. Although found along the entire Eastern Seaboard it is a first time sighting for the Conservation Area. They glide up to 5 times an hour and can glide over 20 metres between tall trees.
I.D. courtesy of Dr. Greg Clancy
Further reference – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feathertail_Glider
This secretive and rarely seen large rodent had met it’s end by raptor attack (probably Owl) in the riparian zone along Sportsman Creek. They hunt invertebrates, molluscs and frogs at night using partially webbed-hind feet and water proof fur. Once commercially hunted for their fur, Water Rat are widely dispersed through Australia and are usually a good indicator for water quality and invertebrate numbers. Water Rat should not be confused with Bush or Black Rat and live completely different lives.