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Thursday, 26 March 2009 : Filed under: Tasmania E-Mail This Article


Rottnest’s native marsupial the Quokka – Rottnest Island, Western Australia

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Comment by josh — March 26, 2009 @ 12:11 am

This guy kept trying to eat our dinner and drink our wine as we sat on top of this rock overlooking the bay as the sun set. He’s about a foot tall and has friends all over the island. Rottnest Island is the only place quokkas can be found.

Comment by dadman — March 26, 2009 @ 4:39 am

Thanks for the nice quokka pic! Friendly little guy!

Comment by Clara — March 26, 2009 @ 8:05 am

Thanks for your recent photos and descriptions of Perth and Rottnest. I’d never heard of a quokka before.

Comment by Peg — March 26, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

Well . . . I sort of get the “rat” part. *Kind of* cute like a koala or something, but definitely a little beady-eyed and ookie-footed, too. Glad to have the photo, though. Dad is especially happy! :-) And *very* cool in light of the fact that quokkas are seen in one and only place in he whole world!

*Awesome* about dinner and wine, overlooking the bay at sunset. Amazing.

Comment by beth — March 26, 2009 @ 8:17 pm

The quokkas were so cute and friendly! They would come right up to you (probably expecting food of some sort) and would let you pet them. They are about a foot tall, so that would be an enormous rat! What were those Dutch thinking?

Comment by Peg — March 27, 2009 @ 2:33 am

Fun to hear from you, Beth! And I’ll take your word for it about them being cute! (So, you petted one or more? You weren’t afraid they might carry some kind of disease?) YES, those Dutch!?!

Comment by Claire — March 27, 2009 @ 4:21 am

I want one!

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