Potorooby Chris' Landscape Images & Designs
ABOUT THE ART
Potoroo = Indigenous name for small rat-kangaroo.
At first glance the long-nosed potoroo with its pointed nose and grey-brown fur looks very much like a bandicoot — that is until it hops away with its front feet tucked into its chest; revealing its close relationship with the kangaroo family. It is only a small marsupial with a body length between 340mm and 380mm, and a tail length up to 235mm.
As it is rarely seen in the wild, better indicators of its presence are the runways it makes through the undergrowth and the hollow diggings it leaves behind when feeding on underground roots and fungi.
*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera