The Long-nosed Bandicoot Perameles nasuta is the largest of the eleven species of this marsupial. It's about 40 cm from twitchy pointy snout to the tip of its relatively short tail and weighs about 1.5 kilograms. The species occurs all along the eastern coast of Australia.
These solitary bandicoots eat all sorts of things -- roots, grubs, fungi -- coming out at night to forage like this one and hiding in the undergrowth during the day. They like lawns, digging little holes in them to find food. The hunched appearance is typical.
They have the most astonishingly short gestation period -- 12.5 days -- then the baby spends its first fifty days in the mother's backwards facing pouch.