Here’s a few animals that came to us each with a curious tale to tell. Warning: cuteness overload.
Return to sender
This unstamped mail is a pygmy possum (main picture) which unexpectedly turned up in a Minlaton mail bag. Our Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park rangers cared for it overnight then returned it to its natural environment in southern Yorke Peninsula. Pygmy possums, although nocturnal and hard to spot, are another great reason to visit Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park.
Last year we celebrated the arrival of sixty Idnya babies (western quolls) to the Flinders Ranges. These Idnya are the first to be born in the Flinders Ranges for more than 150 years and are the offspring of western quolls that were reintroduced to the park last year (photo: Hannah Bannister).
A unique find
This juvenile leafy seadragon was spotted and photographed by Carl Charter while he was diving Hallett Cove beach reef. It’s around 4 to 6 weeks old and measures 8 cm. Carl says adult leafys haven’t been reported in the metropolitan area for at least 10 years, making this a really exciting find. If you see a leafy sea dragon, report your sighting to help Reef Watch SA.