9 October 2017
Quoll deaths prompt reminder
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A QUOLL researcher is calling on residents to keep their wheelie bins closed after two endangered northern quolls were found dead.

Dr Skye Cameron said they were too late to rescue these quolls, one of which had six pouch young.

The University of Queensland (UQ) researcher said the quolls had likely climbed into the bin to scavenge food scraps and had been unable to get out.

She had rescued quolls from inside bins three times within a week.

UQ is undertaking a number of research projects with the endangered species on Groote Eylandt.



PHOTO: Dr Skye Cameron said the quolls had likely climbed into the bin to scavenge food scraps and had been unable to get out.