Ben Lomond Zigzag

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They call it Jacob’s Ladder. A steep, twisty, corkscrew road which rises to 1300m in a matter of minutes. It has huge drop offs down the steep cliffs. Ben Lomond is a national park near Launceston, Tasmania. Presumably it was settled by Scottish people as Tasmania’s Ben Lomond is close to Ben Nevis (Scotland’s highest mountain).

Ben Lomond, Tasmania

Ben Lomond, Tasmania

Ben Lomond is an important conservation area for Tasmania’s wildife. The park is surrounded by cleared farmland which has destroyed a lot of native habitats. It is therefore a good spot to see a high concentration of wombats, pademelons, kangaroos and the illusive Tassie Devil – we woke up to find one sitting in our frying pan in the washing up bowl. Critter cam snapped a couple of pictures as it sneaked past.

A sneaky tassie devil trying not to be caught on Critter Cam

A sneaky tassie devil trying not to be caught on Critter Cam

 

The back end of the Tassie Devil

The back end of the Tassie Devil

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