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A Visit From A Possum

January 9th, 2006 at 05:26pm

Canberra, with it’s surrounding bushland, has quite a bit of wildlife, some of them have chosen to live in urban gardens but remain mostly unseen. Occasionally they venture out and are sighted by residents.

Yesterday the possum which lives on the next block paid my block a visit, and with the heat, took shelter on top of a bush covered outdoor cupboard. Here are some photos of this nice possum.

Urban Possum
Urban Possum
Urban Possum
Urban Possum
Urban Possum
Urban Possum
Urban Possum

Nattie wanted to chase the possum, but was restrained. The possum eventually went on its merry way at about 8:30pm, after a bit over 12 hours on top of the cupboard.


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  • 1. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 9th, 2006 at 11:18 pm

    Funny you have posted this i was in my yard just over an hour ago and one possum brushtail like yours, was on the fence

    They are sweet animals arent they!

  • 2. heatseeker  |  January 10th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    Bet that sucker would make a great hat in winter!

  • 3. punky_brewster  |  January 10th, 2006 at 10:06 am

    Hi Sam,
    This has nothing to do with the very cute possum… But by any chance where you in Melbourne last weekend? I was in St Kilda & I saw a dog that looked suspiciously like Nattie, being led by a dude that looked like you! My boyfriend and I were both puzzled for a while, so I thought I’d ask.
    Big smiles, Punky

  • 4. Samuel  |  January 10th, 2006 at 10:41 am

    No, wasn’t me, I haven’t been out of Canberra since early December.

  • 5. mark  |  January 10th, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    I love that you are so liberal that you even think fauna make rational choices about their living arrangements.

  • 6. mark  |  January 11th, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    is it me or is a joey visible in that last photo?

  • 7. Samuel  |  January 11th, 2006 at 12:14 pm

    It does look a bit like that.

  • 8. Tony  |  January 17th, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    My brother has a family of possums around his place Sam, about 5 or 6 of them and each night my brothers wife feeds them fruit in the hope they’ll leave her plants alone.
    So far so good…..

  • 9. K\'Tara  |  February 4th, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    Looks like it’s carrying a young one

  • 10. K\'Tara  |  February 4th, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    Looks like it’s carrying a baby in the last picture


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