Re: Wedge tailed Eagle drags Wallaby.

To: "jon wren" <>,
Subject: Re: Wedge tailed Eagle drags Wallaby.
From: David James <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 20:40:17 +1000
At 02:58 13/11/98 PST, jon wren wrote:
>Gooday all,
>About 50m ahead of the 
>locomotive a dead Agile or Pretty faced Wallaby (not sure if they are 
>one of the same?) .
> The WTE  succeeded in getting the carcass over 
>the rail and then flapping and dragging the wallaby down the side of the 
>ballast and into the scrubby tea tree forest. 
>I'm not sure of the average weight of a dead adult wallaby 


this was almost certainly an Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis) rather than a
Pretty- faced or whiptail Wallaby (M. parryi). The former prefer flat
country and footslopes, and the latter prefer upper slopes and tabletops,
at least in NQ. Adult Agiles weigh 9-15 (av 11) kg (females) and 16-27 (19)
kg (males) according to "The Mammals of Aust. (Strahan 1995).

David James
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Townsville Mail Centre 4810

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