Weekly Wrap 620: Wallabies and a fox as La Niña takes a break for Easter

Monday 11 to Sunday 17 April 2022 was the first of three short weeks thanks to public holidays. La Niña took a break for Easter, and I discovered some new local fauna. Oh, and there was a podcast.

As mentioned last week, I started playing around with those cheap wildlife cameras from Aldi. Week one saw me capture a swamp wallaby and her joey, a fox, a few rats (Rattus rattus), and a brief glimpse of a brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula).

The fox’s days are now numbered. We’ve contacted the local fox trapping program and will soon be able to deploy a trap. Stay tuned.

Feral fox seen at Bunjaree Cottages on 11 April 2022. (Photograph: Stilgherrian)


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The Week Ahead

It’s the short week after Easter and Monday is a public holiday — although I’ll be spending that doing some bookkeeping. But once that’s out of the way, there’s more of the SEKRIT geek-work, and possibly some writing for ZDNet.

On Wednesday I’’’m heading down to Sydney for back maintenance, lunch with a co-conspirator, and various errands.

Update 22 April 2022: For various reasons I’ve had to rearrange the podcast recording schedule.

On Thursday Friday I’ll record the second of my election special podcasts and post it that night.

On Friday the weekend I’m recording a podcast with John Birmingham. If you’re a supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC to insert into this episode then please let me know by 8pm AEST on Thursday 21 April Friday 22 April.

And then it’s the rest of the long weekend for Anzac Day. No plans as yet. I might just… relax.

Further Ahead

[Photo: Swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) with her joey, being a frame grab from the video 006 Wallaby Supper with Joey (ROUGH CUT) shot in the small hours of 11 April 2022.]