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A Visit From A Possum

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 [1]
Urban Possum [2]
Urban Possum [3]
Urban Possum [4]
Urban Possum [5]
Urban Possum [6]
Urban Possum [7]

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 Comment By Kooky_Pound_Puppy On January 9, 2006 @ 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 Comment By heatseeker On January 10, 2006 @ 12:17 am

Bet that sucker would make a great hat in winter!

#3 Comment By punky_brewster On January 10, 2006 @ 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 Comment By Samuel On January 10, 2006 @ 10:41 am

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

#5 Comment By mark On January 10, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

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

#6 Comment By mark On January 11, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

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

#7 Comment By Samuel On January 11, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

It does look a bit like that.

#8 Comment By Tony On January 17, 2006 @ 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 Comment By K\’Tara On February 4, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

Looks like it’s carrying a young one

#10 Comment By K\’Tara On February 4, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

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