Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tasmanian Devil - Tasmania, Australia

 This Tasmanian Devil IS being a d.e.v.i.l. !!!

 They have very poor eye-sight but a keen sense of smell.

 This one is on a Tasmanian Preserve for orphaned marsupials.  
The Tasmanian Devil is a marsupial.
I think I learned something new everyday while on this trip!

They have no trouble crunching bone...or boots!

(near) Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


SquirrelQueen said...

The face is kind of cute but those teeth would make me think twice about getting so close. Certainly would not stick my foot in that mouth even wearing boots. Great shots!

Carletta said...

Those teeth and nails - I wouldn't want to be on his bad side! :)
Great shots Carolyn!

Pat said...

Great shots of this little devil! I read on another blog that these animals are in danger of becoming extinct because of disease.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful action shots!

A late visit from Camera Critters, here's my entry.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of the Tasmanian Devil but can't recall ever seeing a picture of one! It looks vicious, going after the boot!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Definition for Tasmanian Devil: small, cute and dangerous :)

Regards and best wishes

Sylvia K said...

Well, I wouldn't want him nibbling on me, but he is a cute little bugger! Australia is such a different world from ours here in the states and I would dearly love to visit there! I know you must have had a fantastic trip, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing it with us!


Carver said...

Cool shots of the tasmanian devil. That's an animal I've never seen.

Anonymous said...

What an adventure !

May time and life treat you all kind; and him too.

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Gaelyn said...

Has a deceptively cool look behind those big teeth and powerful jaws.

Pat Tillett said...

He may be a devil, but he still looks kinda cute to me!
LOVE the red in those rocks. It looks like they are red hot or molten. Great pics!

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm sure their ferocity stems from their poor eyesight. I know how frustrating it can be not to see things properly.
From this series of photos, I'd say he recognized the smell of the boot-wearer and is nibbling rather than chomping on those toes, although I'm sure they're steel-toed boots, too.
I can't help wondering how an orphaned Taz would treat the humans who raise him. Would smell recognition reduce the need to growl and snap? Great photos, Carolyn, lots to think about!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Shydub said...

hahahah i really thought it's a dog, oh my tasminian devil is indeed looks like had a fang of a devil. great shot and story

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Snap said...

Must be a tasty boot!!! Sort of a cute guy ... except for the teeth.