Smiths Beach Chuditch
In the time
since the first development proposal was
withdrawn in 2001, until the current development proposal (2007),
a vulnerable/ threatened/ endangered native Western Australian mammal,
the Chuditch, has been confirmed to use the Smiths Beach development
site as habitat.
the confirmation was made on finding this particular male chuditch
as road kill on Smiths Beach Road.
1: Site of discovery. The animal handler has requested anonymity
for privacy purposes.
Figure 2. Close up of the chuditch, after removal
from road, showing distinctive white spotted coat.