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Tasmanian Devil

Devils once occurred on mainland Australia, with fossils having been found widely. Today, however the devil is only found in Tasmania. It is believed the devil became extinct on the mainland some 600 years ago -- before European settlement of the continent. The dingo, which was brought into Australia by Aboriginal people, is believed to have ousted the devil from the mainland.

Was lucky to capture this amimal as they are nocturnal and rarely ever seen during the day.

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Taken on November 10, 2006