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Antechinus (male, deceased)

Male Antechinuses normally only live long enough to breed once in their lifetimes. They put all their energy into reproduction and, then, die in August or September. This specimen, found at the edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park at Long Point, must have died not long before we found him (else scavengers would already have had a tasty snack). They’re approximately the size of a house mouse.

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  1. John Middleton says:

    Found a male antechinus dead on the road going toTexas Golf club.
    took photo, enquired around, and got the name from one of my e-mail addressees

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