Marsupials in Canada? Reader Michael sent some photos with a short note:
Some animal photos I took recently (wallabies, young emus, and prairie dogs) near Kelowna, B.C.
Does anybody know what species of wallaby this is? Some day I will go to Australia (I’ve never been) and see these things.
Why are young emus striped? (Indeed, I think most young ratites have bizarre patterns.) We can of course make up explanations based on camouflage, but I don’t think any of them have been tested.
The one indigenous mammal in this lot: a prairie dog (genus Cynomys). Does anyone know the species?