Baby Bilby

Also called the rabbit eared bandicoot.

Bilby Watercolour by Margaret O'Toole

Bilby Watercolour by Margaret O’Toole

It has silky blue-grey fur, a long white-tipped tail and is about the same size as a rabbit. It moves with a graceful gait holding its tail high like a banner.

Bilbies are found in the deserts of central and western Australia. They escape the heat of the day in deep cool burrows which they dig with their powerful front feet. They come out at night to feed on insects, seeds and small fruit.

Watercolour – 2015 and text

by Margaret O’Toole