Okay, clearly more info needed. Thought I'd just put the pic up and see if anyone has some clues.
No, I'm not on the Sunshine Coast any more. Yes, there is plenty of beaver there, but more variety in Broome, WA, multiculti wonder of OZ.
I am working on a small community north of Broome called Burrguk. The area is rather undisturbed pindan (red dirt) plains with snappy gums, bloodwood, paperbark, and gubbinge. Wet season the spinifex grass grows high and thick, and dies out in dry season.
Driving to town about five pm, saw this dark-haired critter peering at me from the side of the road. We get some feral dogs around here, and I thought it might be one. Couldn't see that it was standing on the back legs when I first saw it, but as I approached (in car doing about eighty k's p/hr) it dropped down to all four and scuttled into the scrub.
If I was in Africa, I would say that it was a small hyena. All shoulders, and very narrow rear-end, with short back legs. Paler skin was visible through the very coarse black hair all over the body. The way it moved on all fours, it didn't look like it walked comfortably that way; more like a shuffle/scuttle kind of gait.
On my return, I scouted the area, and found three very clear tracks, and more unclear prints. I have other photos, some with glasses, and some HD footage. I'll see if I can load it onto utoob. Took some cement casts as well.
Been driving round this country for a long time, and never ever saw this kind of critter, nor those kind of tracks. Here's a link to the region. About 120 k's north of Broome, on the Dampier peninsular. http://maps.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=7131&cmd=sp