Bandicoots making marks on your lawn?
Bandicoots eat lots of grubs and garden pests, but in doing this they can leave snout-shaped marks on your lawn. You can encourage them into other sections of the garden, or build a bandicoot-proof fence. Find out more.
Brush turkeys raking up the garden?
Brush turkeys can dig up garden beds to build large mounds of vegetation, earth and mulch, in which they incubate their eggs. There are a few things you can try if this happens to you.
Possums in your roof?
These marsupials are common visitors to backyards, and sometimes get into roof cavities. See how you can remove them safely, and find out how to build a special possum box.
Seen a snake?
Snakes are not naturally aggressive, and will only attack humans if hurt or provoked. If you find one in the backyard, you can call your local OEH office to arrange for it to be removed.
Ever been hassled by a magpie in spring? It's only defending its family during the nesting season. Find out what to do.
Flying-foxes in your garden?
When food is scarce, these nomadic mammals may be found foraging in backyard gardens or eating commercial crops. Find out how to protect your fruit whilst protecting this vulnerable species.
Wombats on your property?
Find out how you can share your property with these iconic mammals.
Page last updated: 15 April 2011