Tuesday’s Forest Protest Photograph

Continuing my series of images linked to FB to promote the next Perth forest event visit this link http://www.facebook.com/events/371647049594209/permalink/373168839442030/

Quokka, May 2002, copyright John Austin

Quokka, May 2002, copyright John Austin

To most people the Quokka is associated with Rottnest Island, which is inhabited by a colony of degenerate sycophant quokkas. Western Australian Mainland quokkas are real quokkas and were once common in the Southern Forest and along the south to Albany, but now only exist in a few isolated pockets. In a literate society the quokka would have the same status as Kenneth Graham’s Water Rat or Wu Chen Eng’s Monkey, but this is Australia

Quokka infant

Infant quokka, Setonix brachyurus

The infant was in the pouch of a dead Quokka, I took it, still inside the mother’s body for warmth, to Western Australian Dept for Environment and Conservation (DEC) Manjimup. The quokka infant was carefully removed and placed in the care of a registered native animal carer in Northcliffe

Some previous environmental  web pages is to be reloaded this week on http://www.jbaphoto.com.au

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