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2009-06-27 23:57:44

A thief in Western Australia made the mistake of stealing a python from a research lab that had swallowed a radio-collared marsupial, police said. The radio-tracking device led investigators to a house in Heathbridge, where police found the python and arrested a 30-year-old man, The West Australian reported. The snake was discovered in the Narrogin bush by Department of Environmental Conservation researchers tracking a radio-collared woylie, a small endangered marsupial. By the time they...


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2008-04-29 00:36:36

The Eastern Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), also known as the Southern Bettong and Tasmanian Bettong, is a bettong whose natural range includes south-eastern Australia and the eastern part of Tasmania. Following the introduction of the Red Fox, it became extinct on mainland Australia around 1890. This bettong's habitat is open woodlands at altitudes between sea-level and 3280 feet. (The highest point on Tasmania is at 5305 feet.) The Eastern Bettong is a nocturnal animal. During the day it...

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2008-04-29 00:34:32

The Woylie (Bettongia penicillata), also known as the Brush-tailed Bettong, is a member of the Potoridae family. Its habitat includes temperate forests and scrubs as well as arid shrublands and grasslands. It formerly ranged over all of southwest Western Australia, most of South Australia, the northwest corner of Victoria and across the central portion of New South Wales. It was abundant in the mid-19th century. By the 1920s it was extinct over much of its range. As of 1992 it was reported...

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