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mpicklesMon, 29/07/2013 - 1:48pm

Recently a few residents have been relating thier issue with some of the native wildlife entering thier house particularly mice.

How do you tell a native from the imported variety?

The best information I could find is at the Museum of Victoria website http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/infosheets/introduced-rodents/

The ears may be the best way to quickly identify if your intruder is native or not. The introduced species have more pointed ears than the natives. Also the native species are unlikely to nest in your house.

For inspiration you could watch the video Australian Rats...

janinerSat, 20/07/2013 - 3:27pm

North Arm Cove is a lovely spot to spend some time, but it is also home to some annoying biting critters, some of which carry nasty diseases. This is the first article in a series about Ticks, Mossies and Other Nasties.

Ticks

Attacks by ticks can have various adverse effects on your health, and can be deadly for cats and dogs. The main enemy is the paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) but there are many other varieties.

The life cycle of the tick is egg, larvae, nymph and adult. The female tick may lay up...

Autumn Clouds over NACmpicklesTue, 07/05/2013 - 11:20pm
Autumn Couds over North Arm Cove

Autumn this year in North Arm Cove has rewarded residents with some glorious weather. Sun-filled days. Crisp still mornings. A spectacular full-moon rise over the Cove. Star-filled night skies. This photo from Maria illustrates just one of the many beautiful autumn mornings on the water at North Arm Cove.

jennybickleyMon, 07/01/2013 - 9:07am

Hi Everyone,

I am just writing to say that we too enjoyed the sightings of the Tawny Frogmouth and took the photo’s over a period. It was a beautiful animal and I was sad to hear of its death.

I support the advice posted and urge everyone to be very careful and mindful of the wildlife in our environment when using poisons.

J Bickley

Tawny Frog Mouth poisonedmpicklesSun, 23/12/2012 - 5:10pm

Last week my grandsons found a Tawny Frogmouth dead in our yard. The bird had been hunting around Water St and the Cove for a few years and would roost in our yard, it met an untimely death. We also found evidence of a regurgitated small mammal probably a marsupial mouse that had taken a rat/mouse bait next to the dead bird. One can presume that this was the cause of death.

People may not realise that baits containing anticoagulants like Warfarin and Bromadioline or Brodifacoum are likely causes of death to local wildlife. These poisons take three to...

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