Off the coast from Perth in Western Australia is the island of Rottnest or Ratsnest. The name was given to it when sailors discovered way back in time. The island is home to a small marsupial called a quokka.
To the Dutch sailors, they appeared as giant rats and hence the name.
They are a protected species as being unique to the island. They live happily among the tourists.
Originally the island was settled as a gaol for indigenous prisoners. The gaol buildings are still there, preserved and used as accommodation. It also has more modern and luxurious places to stay.
Below is an image of a quokka.