Good morning on this coldish, wet morning here in Newie today’s extreme creature is the really cute Quokka.
They can be found in the south-western part of Western Australia in particular on Rottnest Island. There they win over the hearts of many visitors with their relaxed and friendly nature.
They are also known as the short-tailed scrub wallaby, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat.
While our quokkas are certainly friendly, touching and petting them is not permitted. Quokkas and birds on Rottnest Island have been known to deliver a nasty bite as well as carry diseases like Salmonella.