ENDANGERED RAT ROCKS UP
The elusive rock rat, last seen trying to get into a stockman's lunchbox in 1960, has been rediscovered.
One of Australia's rarest creatures, the critically endangered rat was found during a survey using remote-sensor cameras on the Haasts Bluff Aboriginal land Trust 230km west of Alice Springs.
Evidence was also found of the rare black-footed wallaby which has not been seen in the area since 1991.
"The rock rat was thought to be extinct until 2002, but finding it in another area that isn't protected is huge news" said Richard Brittingham of the Central Land Council.
Seems there is always hope for some of our creatures which have been thought lost for all time.
(Pictures found through Google).