When a concerned citizen lifted the body of a dead bandicoot found on his property in Goonellabah, he discovered four healthy young huddling beneath their mother's body. The four long-nosed bandicoots were taken into care by WIRES and will soon be released into the wild.
Long-nosed bandicoots are common across the region. They are nocturnal and forage for insects, larvae, worms and plant roots. They're handy to have around when there is an infestation of lawn grubs. If you have bandicoots on your property, it means you have a healthy environment.
WIRES will be holding their next training weekend on February 18 and 19 at SCU in Lismore. For further information phone the WIRES 24-hour hotline on 6628 1898 or visit www.wiresnr.org.au.
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