Tag Archives: marsupial

Biodiversity challenge – Quokka

Last Resort

drought resistant
cud chewing
rat on steroids
avoids invaders

dingo virus
and fiery fox
download spell
double trouble for

island refuge
offers firewall
between final
quokkas and hurt

recreation bug
new threat to
Rottnest retreat –
are they off their

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.

Biodiversity challenge – Woylie

Two wrongs don’t help the bettong

The bounty hunters: they came
In search of putative pests,
Pouched their reward and hopped it;
Mistaken for murine vermin,
Three million marsupials copped it.

The hungry aliens: they crashed the gate,
Unwelcome vulpine, rodent, feline guests;
They came, they saw, they ate,
Made a bee-line for the natives,
Laying waste to witless woylies.

Hope I’m wrong,
But I wouldn’t like to bet on
The brush-tailed bettong
Surviving for long.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.