What has webbed feet, a flashing white tail, lethal teeth and leaves middens of shellfish on the rocks? Often mistaken for a rat, the Rakali is much more.
Earthcare Rakali Watch
Earthcare has been recording rakali activity since 1989. The Rakali Watch team meets monthly to observe rakali behaviour and examine middens to track changes in the population and the rakali’s diet from season to season.
In the City of Port Phillip rakali can be found in St Kilda Harbour, Elwood Canal, Albert Park Lake and Port Melbourne foreshore. They don't stray too far from water, but have been observed on the top of the St Kilda Breakwater, St Kilda Pier and on Elwood Canal footpath.
Rakali surveys take place during the evening throughout the year and much of the data is then transferred to www.rakali.com.
If you would like to know more about Rakalis, click here.
This activity is open to all members of Earthcare St Kilda.
For further information on this activity, please contact Bob Tammick.