Whilst on my travels, I spotted a small stuffed Bandicoot at ‘The Field’ Museum in Chicago. It
was housed in a display amongst the mammals alongside a little notice that read:
This Rabbit-eared Bandicoot has ears like a rabbit, a long snout like a shrew, and feet like a kangaroo
It struck me that these iconic features were so firmly ‘glued’ to other creatures in our minds, that the perception of the bandicoot is that of a collection of bits, none of which he receives any credit for!
On my return home, I carved an iconic bandicoot, displayed on his own plinth, which I then gave to the J.D. Fergusson Gallery.