The Australian Bilby, on the endangered list.

gunnelau

Tewantin, Australia

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A Wall Hanging. Hand carving in Camphor Laurel Wood. Original Work. One only.

Description : Bilby fur is very soft. It is mainly blue-grey, with some fawn. The belly is white and the tail is black with a white crest at the end and a naked spur-like tip.
The large ears of the Bilby are almost hairless. As well as providing great hearing, they are believed to help keep the Bilby cool.
The long snout, which is pink and hairless at the tip, gives the Bilby an excellent sense of smell.
Bilbies have poor eyesight, so it is just as well their hearing and smelling senses are so good.
The Bilby’s strong forelimbs with their long claws make them brilliant burrowers.
Bilbies live in spiraling burrows which they dig up to 2 metres deep. A Bilby may have up to a dozen burrows.
The Bilby is truly nocturnal. They don’t emerge from their burrows until at least an hour after dusk, and retreat at least an hour before dawn. A full moon, strong wind or heavy rain can keep Bilbies in their burrows all night.
Canvas Size : 28 × 30 × 4 cm
Medium : Hand Wood Carving
Camphor Wood
Price : AUD$ 350.00

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