The Agile Wallaby is common in tropical areas of northern australia from northern WA, the NT 'top end' and coastal northern Qld. It is also found in grasslands of southeastern New Guinea. Can be wary, however this individual near a picnic area was not.
The Allied Rock-wallaby is found in north eastern Queensland with populations on nearby Palm and Magnetic Islands. The animal filmed here was filmed from a walkway along the busy coast road on Magnetic island near Townsville. As their name suggests rock-wallabies are associated with rock and cliff like locations and can traverse seemingly almost vertical slopes with ease.
Unique to Australia and New Guinea plus nearby islands the Water Rat is a large (55-60 cm long head to tail) aquatic rodent found in water bodies in non-arid northern, eastern and far southwestern Australia. Apart from the Platypus vimeo.com/162467400 and vimeo.com/70263332 it is Australia's only aquatic mammal. Filmed here swimming and diving in the clear water of Goulburn's water supply in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Its large size and white-tipped tail makes confusion with the much smaller introduced pest rats unlikely.
Late winter on a quiet cloudy afternoon on a beach on the south coast of NSW, we share the space with its inhabitants, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Dolphins (probably Indo-Pacific Bottlenose) and White-bellied Sea Eagles. A reminder of why this area is special.
The Rush Rat is rodent endemic to Australia that inhabits dense ground cover in the more humid areas of parts of the coast and nearby ranges of eastern and southern Australia. Not usually found in buildings, except casually near its normal habitat. While easy to catch in small mammal traps it is usually shy and hard to see when going about its business. Here filmed at night using infra-red illumination. Also see the related Swamp Rat at vimeo.com/205003846