In conjunction with Melbourne Water, the City of Whittlesea recently hosted a presentation on the Australian Water Rats (Rakali) given by Geoff Williams, Director of the Australian Platypus Conservancy (APC). The APC needs your help to record the location of Water Rats. This species is very difficult to study in the wild so any information from the public is vital to understanding their status, distribution and conservation needs. You’ll often see them swimming on the surface of the water, with their distinctive white tipped tail. Go to the APC website for more information and if you see one remember to report it!  http://www.platypus.asn.au/

Photo courtesy Andrew McCutcheon

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