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Sambar Deer & Swamp Wallabies

April 12, 2011

These images and video are from Landmark Lane, Flowerdale, between 24 March and 1 April, 2011. This area suffered a very  hot burn in the Black Saturday fires of Feb. 2009. It was a mixed forest of peppermint, blue gum, candlebark, yellow-box, messmate and silver wattle – all of which are regenerating strongly, at you can see.

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Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor) and Swamp Wallabies (Wallabia bicolour) appear to be relaxed and, likely, regular visitors to this dam. The Sambar is a sub-adult male, perhaps three years old and probably ranges widely in the district. The dense undergrowth in regenerating areas undoubtedly provides great cover for these large animals.  This site is on private property and deer hunting is strictly prohibited. General information about Sambar Deer here.

The dam is also the site for native wildlife to have a morning drink. For general information about Swamp Wallabies, click here.

Here we see an adult female and sub-adult Swamp Wallaby interacting near the wood heap.

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  1. April 14, 2011 1:30 pm

    Great! wonderful to see

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