Emma Jane Kidd was surprised to see some unfamiliar visitors rolled up in her dog’s bed on a stormy night. She noticed that frightened babies were safely and warmly placed there. As it was cold and terrifying outside, she let them be there.
The baby animals were known as quendas, also known as southern brown bandicoots. They are a kind of marsupial native to southern and southern Australia.
Kidd realized that the mother quenda was dashed away while Kidd and her dog Merlin were investigating the bed. She left her month-old babies there all alone on the dog bed. Kidd immediately called the Darling Range Wildlife shelters for help and the rescuers were rushed there to save the babies.
According to the rescuers, it is odd that quendas seeking a safe place inside a house. They mentioned that quendas commonly live in yards and local bushlands. It could be unusual if this happened in a hilly area. But these quendas have a nest in a dog’s bed on a veranda is surprising to the rescuers.
However, finally, the Quenda triplets are safe and healthy living in the shelter. They will be there until they are big enough to live on their own. Then the shelter is planning to release them back into the wild.