I had heard from a colleague that there were Quenda in Victoria Gardens, Claisebrook Cove in East Perth – less than 2km from the Perth CBD.
The council have put signs up to let people know about them – see this twitter post.
So this week my brother and I went out looking for them. Initially we didn’t find any on the grassed areas and in the first few garden beds – but just by the water underneath the bridge we found this guy scratching in the mulch in a garden bed.
In the photo on the left you can see a grub of some sort in his mouth.
The Quenda seemed pretty acclimatised to people – I imagine they might get fed as well?
I took some video but I need to improve my technique!
We heard something else in a bush nearby which I assume was another Quenda. We then looked down along the river to see if we might get lucky and see a Rakali (native water rat).
My brother and I were pleased to see something for the evening in what we both thought was an unlikely spot for a native marsupial – amazing what can be found in the suburbs!