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Petaurus notatus

3 Krefft’s Glider at West Wodonga, VIC

Petaurus notatus at West Wodonga, VIC - 12 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Petaurus notatus 13 Jul 2021 WingsToWander
Petaurus notatus 13 Jul 2021 LizetteSalmon

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This glider's behaviour was unusual - it was out in the daytime, initially appeared to be eating small stones on fire trail and slightly dazed. It wasn't afraid when I slowly approached it. Currawongs were keeping a close eye on it. Could it have been plucked from a hollow by a currawong then dropped? Could it be an escaped pet? It then appeared to recover from its dazed state and scampered up a tree, only to be severely harassed by many currawongs. Although it escaped to a bushier tree I'm unsure it would have survived after that.

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   13 Jul 2021
Upon seeing the Extra pics on Facebook I’m inclined to agree that this is a Kreffts vs a Squirrel. Lizette would you mind incorporating the extra photos here.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Jul 2021 04:21 PM Recorded on
  • LizetteSalmon Recorded by

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  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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