A Quoll photo Wikipedia
Every night, during our stay in Tasmania in December 2012, we took the car and drove around in the surroundings looking for wildlife. One night when we tried to see some of the animals which hunt late in the evening or at night, we suddenly saw this Spotted -tailed Quoll. At that moment we were driving on a very long bridge. The poor Quoll was very frightened for it could only run in front of the car. There was nothing for it but to keep running and running. We drove slowly so we could see that small animal very well.
The Quoll is a predator and hunts birds, small mammals, lizards and insects, but will also scavenge carcasses and it eats fruit as well.
The Spotted-tail Quoll is the largest and may weigh up to 7 kg.
When a quoll becomes pregnant, folds of skin of her abdomen develop into a pouch. Baby quolls remain attached to their mother's nipples for between 8 and 10 weeks. By the time they shift to her back, her nipples may be torn and affected.
|The bridge over the Arthur River.|
|The Quoll was on this bridge and couldn't escape.|