Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Wallaby footprints

Description:

We have two species of wallaby that live near our house. The Bennet's wallaby and the tasmanian pademelon (the littlest wallaby species). I can't tell which species these belong to, so I'll just leave them listed as "wallaby".

Notes:

Kangaroos walk by placing their front feet on the ground and then lifting their back feet while holding their weight between their front feet and their very muscular tail. They then place their back feet just outside their front feet. Repeat. The curving lines you see over (or in front of) the foot prints is from the drag of the tail.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

9 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Hey Alice, I found the square wombie poo: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/732...

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

I like this new mission a lot. I see lots of signs of our mainly nocturnal marsupials, and I've even got a book called "Tracks, Scats and Other Traces: a field guide to Australian Mammals", so that I can make better sense of what I find.

I'm still looking for the square poo pics.

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 10 years ago

Really?! Never heard that before! Hoping to get some decent pictures of "signs of wildlife" soon myself. Really like these wallaby prints!

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

By all means, Alice. Post some scat. I'll see if I've got a decent photo of Wombat poo - it's square, really.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Thanks Lori, I didn't know. I guess I could take a picture of my coon's droppings! I like the paw prints and the explanation.

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 10 years ago

Very cool, Lori!!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

oh, that's good to know

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

HI Frazier, NOAH added a new mission "Signs of Wildlife", so I've been adding some of my images that suit that category.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Cool. You've given me an idea!

lori.tas
Spotted by
lori.tas

Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jul 10, 2008
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

Spotted for Mission

Nearby Spottings

Spider webs Wood Scorpion Clerid beetle Orange caterpillar parasite wasp
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team