Time lapse of Brush tailed Phascogale building a nest

Fantastic news…..
The new Brush tailed Phascogale homes are a real winner. After finding unknown scats of an animal in one of my tubes, results showed that it was from a Phascogale. A Reconyx HC600 trail camera was positioned near the home and it took a huge number of images. I thought something had gone wrong with the camera. But it was a pregnant female building a nest. Towards the end of the time lapse shows that she struggles to exit. So on one occasion while she wasn’t home I drilled the hole slightly larger.
So if you live somewhere between Baldivis and Albany in the South-west of Western Australia, and have some bush, then there probably is a chance you would have these stunning marsupials. They’re about the size of a large rat with bushy tail.
The tubes are made of PVC, covered with a cement type substance and held against the tree with specially designed brackets. Life expectancy =60 plus years.

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