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bandicoot

small, 1 ft, fawn, sometimes barred marsupial with a pointed nose, prick ears and long back legs. It is nocturnal, burrowing, insectivorous and a host for Ixodes holocyclus. Called also Perameles spp.
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The location at which the bandicoot specimen containing M.
ulcerans DNA in bandicoot feces at 2 sampling time points separated by 4 weeks suggests that small mammals might be a potential reservoir for this pathogen.
Tiverton Station, near Mortlake in western Victoria, will be Victoria's largest fenced reserve at around 1000 ha and capable of holding at least 1000 Eastern Barred Bandicoots.
In Victoria, French Island and Phillip Island appear to contain suitable habitat for Eastern Barred Bandicoots (unpubl.
Before granting this approval I asked Victoria to strengthen their bandicoot management strategy which will control major threats such as feral foxes, and provide for voluntary incentive programs to restore bandicoot habitat through a $30 million compensation trust fund.
Bandicoots can move between the two zones via 30 PVC tubes, which had been placed at the base of the fence six months prior to our study.
Most of the times, these caches are not consumed by bandicoots (Roy, 1974, 1980) but are lost to the rats since they either germinate, mould and rot in the burrows or are recovered by the farmers.
For example, despite the high level of appreciation and knowledge of wildlife, 32 per cent of cat owners allowed their cats to roam at night--a practice known to negatively impact small- to medium-sized ground-dwelling animals such as bandicoots.
Eastern barred bandicoots are relatively small (500 to 900g) nocturnal marsupials with thin snouts, strong curved claws, and pale bars on their hind corners.
The aim of my research was to investigate the ecology of bandicoots currently living within linear habitats throughout the former Koo Wee Rup Swamp region, in order to gain insight into how we can accommodate them as urbanisation continues.
In June 2013, the first bandicoots were released into the site.
Stretching away off the Northern Territory coast is the Wessel Islands archipelago of which Marchinbar Island (aka Martjanba Island) is the habitat of the endangered Golden Bandicoot, or Wan'kurra.