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Spinifex Hopping-Mouse

Notomys alexis

Description:

The Hopping-Mouse has long hind legs and a long tufted tail. It has short chestnut coloured fur with grey-white underbelly. Very active at night and very social. They use a quadrupedal gait when moving slowly, but when moving quickly they use their long hind legs to bound along.

Habitat:

Spinifex Hopping-Mice live in arid spinifex tussock grasslands, woodlands, shrub lands and desert sand dunes.

Notes:

These hopping mice were spotted at the Ipswich Nature Centre in Queens Park, Ipswich. Lovely, lively little mice full of character. Hard to catch them for a photo!

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5 Comments

brainpunk
brainpunk 8 years ago

So cute! But I'd also swear I saw one hopping through my house... :-/

Shari_Wildlife
Shari_Wildlife 9 years ago

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary? Yes I have been there =) it is very good, not as good as Australia Zoo or Currumbin but they have LOTS of koalas and they also have some really nice birds of prey, a great bird of prey show my barn owl in here is from there, definitely worth a visit! If you havn't been to Alma Park Zoo you should go there too.

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Shari.. did you ever visit the Lone Lane Koala Sanctuary? I will be in Brissy and I am thinking about visiting the park?!?!

Shari_Wildlife
Shari_Wildlife 9 years ago

They were on display at a nature centre in Ipswich. =)

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Shari.. where did you see them?

Shari_Wildlife
Spotted by
Shari_Wildlife

4305, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 5, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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