Three Aussie natives..... by robz

Three Aussie natives.....

The Qld museum is right beside Goma - they also often have some interesting stuff- this was just 3 of dozens of native animal skulls - they are 3 of my favourite animals - any guesses? :)
You are too funny! No idea but great shot
February 16th, 2020  
A duckbill platypus, ???? and a crocodile.
February 16th, 2020  
No real idea, but the left-hand one looks like a platypus to me, the middle one some kind of bird and the right-hand one some kind of goanna-type reptile. But I don't really have a clue.
February 16th, 2020  
Not sure ,but I really want to know!
February 16th, 2020  
I think platypus, kangaroo, and crocodile. Can’t wait to see the answer.
February 16th, 2020  
oooh after the platypus, maybe bandicoot, then I'm not sure. can't wait for the answer
February 16th, 2020  
as i have not seen these yet, no idea whatsoever ;-)
February 16th, 2020  
Fascinating aren't they - and there were so many of them. The platypus was a pretty easy one when you've seen them live, the next one was an echidna, which also made sense once you'd been told, but the last one was a bandicoot. I had no idea they were such predators - those long sharp teeth looked pretty mean. Thanks everybody for your interest!.. Cheers Rob
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February 16th, 2020  
ooooh I had bandicoot, however I had it on the echidna skull. that was fun! Do you know I've never seen a platypus in the wild! I do have lots of echidnas and bandicoots here and love them. I'll be thinking of those wicked teeth now tho for sure :)
February 16th, 2020  
Nice details, very interesting info.
February 16th, 2020  
@robz Oh wow, one out of three wasn't too flash. :( As for the bandicoot, must confess I've never seen one in the flesh, but had no idea they had teeth like that. Guess they must be meat-eaters too.
February 16th, 2020  
PS Love echidnas.
February 16th, 2020  
Very interesting, the animals you mention in your comment, all sound so exotic and I have not seen them in real life (yet).
February 16th, 2020  
@robz Fun. Now I will have to look them up. Haven’t heard of two of them.
February 16th, 2020  
I see a platypus skull that one was fairly easy.....even for a Northerner ;) the other ones were a riddle......glad to read your answer later.
February 16th, 2020  
@koalagardens You would love platypus Katrina - they are such little characters. Would you believe that you can see them in the camping area at Carnarvon Gorge - right beside the kitchen area. We have some at Stanthorpe too - but they tend to be much more shy. You really have to work hard to catch them. I believe their numbers are also dwindling - a lot of areas where farming happens upstream has an agricultural chemical in the water - it stops them from breeding. Our world is not changing for the better...
February 16th, 2020  
@golftragic Hi Marnie - we used to bandioots here at the GC. They are funny little fellows - if you frighten them at night they run away making a very loud trumpeting noise. And, Like you - I love echidnas! :)
February 16th, 2020  
@overalvandaan Hi Saxa - they are all fascinating - with quite definite characters too. Maybe one day you might make a trip out this way? :)
February 16th, 2020  
@shutterbug49 @jacqbb Hi Shutterbug and Jacqueline - I think if you Google them you will probably recognize the Echidna from his photo - he's a very busy, confident little fellow. The Bandicoot is only really seen at night so not so well known. Cheers Rob
February 16th, 2020  
@robz would love to! Do a bit of saving and who knows...
February 16th, 2020  
The only one I knew was the platypus- but only because of the bill! The other two I would not have known- even though I've learned a lot about Australian wildlife thanks to 365. Fun little game!
February 16th, 2020  
Wonderful platypus with bill shape, a marsupial small potaroo or bandicoot perhaps and possum ? Very Interesting !
February 17th, 2020  
@fr1da You've almost got them right Frida - in order L to R it was platypus, echidna and bandicoot. They had about 100 different ones - very interesting. :)
February 17th, 2020  
Sad that the platypus numbers are going down Rob. Great photo. I have a similar skull here, not sure whether it is an alligator or a crocodile!
February 25th, 2020  
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