A critically-endangered marsupial has been seen in the Otway Ranges for the first time in a decade.
Scientists have spent the last decade trying to confirm whether or not they are still alive in the wild in south-western Victoria.
Last month, Matthew Morton spotted what he thought was a tiger quoll outside his property in the eastern Otways.
“There was a ginger and white-spotted animal that sort of looked like an oversized possum,” he said.
The animal’s faeces were collected and DNA testing has confirmed it was a tiger quoll — via redwolf.newsvine.com