Movie 2

This video shows the Northern quoll climbing the inclined narrow pole. The inclined pole was a 12 mm diameter wooden dowel running the length of the box at a 38° angle, and represented a narrow surface, smaller than the length of the hindfoot. Central to the platform is the force transducer (Nano-17 titanium, ATI instruments) placed level with the trackway, with a 90 mm long doweling attached to it. The Northern Quoll strikes this doweling with the front right foot, but neither hindfeet wholly.

Moving in complex environments: a biomechanical analysis of locomotion on inclined and narrow substrates

Christofer J. Clemente, Taylor J. M. Dick, Rebecca Wheatley, Joshua Gaschk, Ami Fadhillah Amir Abdul Nasir, Skye F. Cameron, and Robbie S. Wilson

Journal of Experimental Biology 2019. 222:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.189654