A wonderful cartoon in The Echo by Antoinette Ensby (2 November) highlighting the need to be aware that there are many furry, feathery, shiny, spikey, adorable wild animals out and about at the moment.
One notable particular animal I thought missing from the cartoon was the little bandicoot who often comes out at night to dig and forage for ground grubs etc. Not the most attractive little rodent-like creature but certainly cute in its own unique way.
Sadly, one morning last week I found a dead one on our front nature strip. I presume it had been hit by a car. I carefully wrapped the little critter in a soggy Echo, which had landed not far from where the bandicoot had met its demise, and I buried it in the reserve behind our home. A feeling of sorrow for the poor creature soon turned to anger. Can we please not be so self-involved in our own goings-on? People, wake up to what’s around you. Get off your phones and just slow the fuck down! Please.