Bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus)

Long ears and nose – the Bandicoots
feasts all night among plant roots.
Those dainty holes they dig a lot
to hold the pointy nose they’ve got.
They snuffle in to find a feed;
their search for food – a constant need.
He loves the taste of earthworms brown
He digs them up to gobble them down
These tiny creatures like the dark;
they live in garden, bush and park.
In daylight hours they hide away;
you will not see them through the day.
But when it’s dark – if you sit still,
with red coloured light I’m sure you will
see this gentle little furry beast;
watch them dig and watch them feast.
But do not move or they will run
and that will finish all your fun.
If you sit still and do it right
you will see a wondrous sight;
shy little creature – hard to see,
but one I hope will always be.
It’s sad that cats like them to eat
For the Bandicoot we might never meet
If we let our cats outside at night
When they will hunt and kill and fight
Let’s give the Bandicoot a longer life;
Keep cats inside at night – not causing strife.

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