Category Archives: Animals

Dingo

I saw my first Dingo yesterday – it was feeding on a kangaroo carcass on the side of the road between Tom Price and Paraburdoo.  I didn’t get any photographs, we were keen to make sure we didn’t miss the plane home.

I also saw a fair few cows near the junction of the Rail Access Road and the road to the Brockman mine site (where I went for work).  A lot of the mines in the Pilbara are on/near functional cattle stations.  There has been plenty of rain recently so the cows looked in very good condition.

Short-beaked Echidna

I saw a Short-beaked Echidna on the road to East Intercourse Island in Dampier yesterday. I slowed down and made sure the oncoming truck saw it as well. It was larger than I expected and walked across the road quite quickly. For those that don’t know this is the animal that is on the Australian 5c coin. No photos unfortunately.