Since settlement times, Victoria’s Mallee region has captured the public imagination. Upon digging up old newspaper articles documenting early expeditions to the region, tales of ‘tiger cats’ hell bent on attacking people, and medium-sized marsupials (e.g. bettongs and bandicoots) in apparent plague proportions, are common. Over time, these bush yarns have only enhanced the region’s mystique and reputation as somewhat of a wild frontier.
Once upon a time quolls and dingoes appeared to rule the Big Desert/Wyperfeld region from the top of the food web. It’s now a slightly different storey, but no less intriguing.
The third instalment of my Big Desert Adventures blog is being hosted on Euan Ritchie's website. To find out what my camera traps have revealed so far, read on here.