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Mysterious stockpiling frenzy hits the bush!

Posted on 5 August, 2021 by Ivan

We have all heard about the shortage of toilet paper across the nation, but it appears to have reached new levels in the bush blocks of Muckleford! We received a series of intriguing images from Connecting Country’s very own President and advocate, Brendan Sydes, showing some baffling theft of toilet paper courtesy of an unknown animal. We have a mystery to solve! Who took the roll of toilet paper from the outdoor toilet, to their home? ┬áLet us play a game of ‘guess who stole the toilet paper’, revealing the clues in each image, and letting our audience guess the clever, resourceful and likely beautiful culprit.

A big thank you to Brendan for capturing this interesting mystery and sending us the photographs. Brendan noted that ‘The blue stuff in the box is a puppy chew toy which has also been commandeered by the occupant. The nest box has been there for about seven years and has been occupied by various native animals and bees before its present occupants’.

Let us know your thoughts and insights!

18 responses to “Mysterious stockpiling frenzy hits the bush!”

    • Ivan says:

      Thanks Laurie, our resident expert believes it is a phascogale, due to the size of the hole in the next box, and the scats.

  1. Kim Peric says:

    Is it a phascogale?

  2. Barb says:

    So fabulous. ?. ??

  3. Felicity Faris says:

    Tuan

  4. Helen says:

    Some cheeky possum.

    • Ivan says:

      Thanks Helen, our resident expert believes it is a phascogale, due to the size of the hole in the next box, and the scats.

  5. Kylie Smith says:

    We think it’s a possum.

    • Ivan says:

      Thanks Kylie, our resident expert belives it is a phascogale, due to the size of the hole in the next box, and the scats.

  6. Gayle Gissing says:

    Was it a beak or teeth or did they have a backpack for the toilet and puppy chew?
    A very intriguing story.

    • Ivan says:

      It is a great story, and we don’t believe a backpack would have allowed the Tuan to get into its house with the toilet paper! So teeth it is

  7. Smiley says:

    Tuans RULE. OK

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