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PossumTrichosurus vulpecula

Common Brushtail Possum at Watson, ACT

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Trichosurus vulpecula at Watson, ACT - 16 Feb 2018
Trichosurus vulpecula at Watson, ACT - 16 Feb 2018
Trichosurus vulpecula at Watson, ACT - 16 Feb 2018

Identification history

Possum Trichosurus vulpecula 25 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Possum Trichosurus vulpecula 23 Jan 2019 jackQ

5 comments

Christine wrote:
   24 Jan 2019
What happened to it? What happened to its bushy tail?
jackQ wrote:
   24 Jan 2019
Hi Christine. I think Brushtails grow into their tails see https://pt-br.facebook.com/elgarvet/photos/this-little-brushtail-possum-baby-was-found-alone-on-the-ground-on-saturday-with/1674249649302577/ for a younger juvenile. The wildlife carer I delivered this one too indicated that in the same few days she had been given a couple of other juveniles also apparently abandoned. Her theory was food was scarce in the dry summer of 2017-18
Christine wrote:
   24 Jan 2019
Thanks Jack. Hadn't noticed it (sighting) was a year old. And I know many people aren't too fond of Possums, especially as there seem to be so many of them around. But I'm glad it went to a carer. C.
jackQ wrote:
   24 Jan 2019
Christine and I just realised that the comment I uploaded with this siting was a private note FYi it reads “ Juvenile found early morning in our driveway cold non responsive but alive. Cranked the car heater up on drive to deliver to the animal rescue service and bub was then quite frisky coming out of the box “
Christine wrote:
   24 Jan 2019
Ahh! Thanks. I have put my comment in the wrong spot a few times also. All good.

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Nearby Sightings

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Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Watson, ACT - 29 May 2019
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Watson, ACT - 19 Sep 2018
Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jan 2018
Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Watson, ACT - 21 Dec 2017
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Watson, ACT - 4 Feb 2017

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.154708-35.242839
  • Altitude 594.8m
  • Places Watson, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Feb 2018 8:08 AM Recorded on
  • jackQ Recorded by
  • Mobile app Reported via
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