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Marsupial Mouse (Agile Antechinus) | by Paul Anslow
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Marsupial Mouse (Agile Antechinus)

The Agile Antechinus (Antechinus Stuartii) (A.K.A. Marsupial Mouse) is a small native carnivorous marsupial sometimes confused with the introduced House Mouse. The Agile Antechinus is nearly indistinguishable from the Brown Antechinus, but it is slightly smaller and its fur has a more greyish tinge. It feeds mostly on beetles, spiders and cockroaches, but may also devour small lizards and soft berries is This one was found hiding in a gate post bolt hole and stayed perfectly still.

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Taken on February 18, 2011