08/19/04 - Tenderfield
Star / Australia
Do you know what this animal is?
Despite 20 years of caring for animals,
Northern Tablelands Wildlife carer Pam Bryce
says she is stumped.
A tiny rock wallaby-type animal was found six
weeks ago west of Tenterfield and Pam said
despite four visits to the local National
Parks and Wildlife Service, even the experts
As always, Pam put her hand up to take the
animal in but was left speechless as to what
"I said I would take it in and looked at
it and said it's a a...," Pam stammered.
She said that she has put her little furry
friend on a 'wallaby' diet but it has been
weaning itself and is getting underweight.
"I don't know what she likes - I've tried
parsnips, turnips, grapes, rolled oats,"
Pam said exasperated.
"No one can tell me what to do - I just
wish I knew what I had."
Pam said she was doing what she could to keep
the animal alive until someone could help her
solve the mystery, with the specialist feeding
of the animal needing due care.
She cited that it was the big feet and long
tail in comparison to the rest of the animal
that led her to initially think it was a rock
wallaby of some description.
"[But] she's got me stumped".
Pam said she also worried that the animal
might be an endangered species and said,
"What do we do then?"
"I'm hopeful some ‘bushie' might
recognise it and have some kind of name for
"They just might know and then at least
we would have somewhere to start."
She has since had pictures posted on the
Internet to help in the quest to identify the
If anyone can help, they can ring Pam Bryce on