Have you ever heard something spooky go "bump" in the night?
Well, what if you heard a slither, a skitter, a swoop or a twitter?
The soft fall of a paw… then the ominous click of a claw? And what
if you weren't home in bed with a light switch handy, but in the
middle of a sandy, moonlit plain with gleaming animal eyes tracking
your every move?
The weirdest and most wonderful creatures venture out after all
the other animals have gone to bed - some want to escape the heat
of the midday sun, while others know the best meals are had late at
night, but all have unique adaptations to find their way around,
from the echolocation of bats to the Bilby's pin-sharp ears and
keen sense of smell. And it's easy to guess how the tiny,
mouse-like Dunnart finds its way around, with its huge eyes and
long, sensitive whiskers helping it find beetles, grubs and
Ghost Bat: The so-called 'false vampire bat' of Australia's north
Greater Bilby: Highly endangered and under close protection