Friday, 11 July 2014

Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania.
The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding.

The photo I took some time ago at a Zoo here in Tasmania.  Watching them feed is amazing.




The photo above I found on the internet, it was on the ABC site.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, an amazimg mammal. Do you believe at my place very often parents described their children as Tasmanian Devils now I know why. It means they are very rude, impolite and bedly behaved.
    Thanks for nice photos and now I am wiser thank to you.

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    1. Well fancy that, way over in Poland the parents do that, amazing :)
      Yes, you are correct about the behavior.
      You are welcome.

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  2. Hi, my first visit to your site, and have joined in....really not a very cute animal!

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  3. I don't think I've ever seen one of these although I have heard of them. What a BIG mouth/teeth!

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    1. Taz the cartoon is based on the Tasmanian Devil....yes, big mouth and teeth plus very strong.

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    1. They are cute in away Adam, but don't come across one :)

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  5. They look sweet and innocent when sleeping!

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  6. Yes indeed they do. One would think butter wouldn't melt in their mouth.

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  7. They are interesting and different animals. Proud Tasmanians.

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