Yellow-footed Antechinus: Antechinus flavipes
- Identification: - Have a specific change in fur colour from the slate-grey
head to the warm rufous rump, belly,feet andsides.
- Prominent light eye rings
- Tail is tipped black.
- Habitat: - This animal moves very quickly, making it difficult to clearly
observe. It is able to run upside down along branches and rock surfaces with as much speed
as it would have if it was running along the rainforest floor.
- Diet: - Consists mostly of insects, but can include anything from flowers,
nectar, small birds and house mice.
- Prey is devoured. Victimes such as birds and mice, are efficiently turned
inside out and their skin is left for proof of a divine meal.
- Social Behaviour: - Mating takes place once a year. It can take up to twelve
hours, with the death of the males shortly after copulation.