Until now I did not know of so many marsupials.|
Australia does teem with creatures unusual.
We are now in the month of March
A busy mating season for the Dibbler.
This creature is not very large
And in its own way quite singular.
Once declared extinct it was rediscovered.
It's an animal not easily uncovered.
It sleeps during the day in hollow logs and caves.
During the night is when it goes its ways
Catching mice, lizards, insects and birds
Or whatever else it might prefer
With its sharp cheek teeth and claws.
No way will you find it in Arkansas.
It is now on the endangered species list.
If you're in Australia the Dibbler you will miss
One of the rarest animals
And not just of marsupials.
Bernard Gieske, March 3, 2016
The UNIQUE CREATURES CHALLENGE
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