Sunday, 11 March 2018

The Internet of Possums

This is very old news, but I thought I'd let everyone know that Possum TV featured in an art exhibition in May of last year.

Internet of Possums exhibit [source]

Stephen Barrass, who was one of the collaborators in this exhibit, had contacted me earlier that month for permission to use some videos from the Possum TV YouTube channel, but I subsequently forgot all about it and only just recently checked up to see what became of the project.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Update 10th Mar 2018

All of the visiting possums are healthy with no visible injuries. Arrow has now been out of the pouch for a bit over six months and this is the time that young males start to get chased out of the area, although this varies quite a bit (the longest time was about a year for Kiki's baby Comet).

Arrow - 4th Mar 2018 [Photo by Xesce]

Although there are no particular signs that Sasha is making efforts to chase him off, he might disappear at any time, so I'll post some more photos of him while I have the chance.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Update 25th Feb 2018

Despite the fact that Tarzan has grown quite large, he still rides on Sasha's back. Luckily Sasha is a big strong possum.

Sasha with Tarzan back-riding - 15th Feb 2018

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Update 25th Jan 2018 - Baby Animals Galore

I'll start with the first close-up photo of Sasha's latest baby, Tarzan.

Tarzan - 20th Jan 2018

I want to apologise on behalf of Sasha. At the start of December I announced a Baby Possum Alert with great fanfare - I even created a special graphic for it - urging people to tune in to see the cute antics of Sasha's latest baby. Anyone who actually did this would have faced the disappointing spectacle of empty possum boxes day after day.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Update 6th Jan 2018

Sasha's new baby, who is another boy, has been named Tarzan. He had just started back-riding early in the night. Here is the first photo of him. The photo is a bit grainy; Sasha was keeping the young one away from humans at this stage and was up the top of a tree out of the range of the flash and I had to brighten the photo a lot.

Sasha with Tarzan back-riding - 5th Jan 2018

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Baby Possum Alert

Sasha's latest baby has been seen out of the pouch, so it's time to give a Baby Possum Alert. This time I've created a graphic which I'll reuse for future baby possums (may there be many more) so that regulars can more easily skip the boilerplate explanation that I give every time.

The box cameras are at this link. Click on a box to get streaming video for that box.

The baby, who is as-yet unnamed, is still very small and won't won't be making a real pest of his/her self for a little while. Here is a video of the first time the little one fully left the pouch.

Sasha's sixth baby - 2nd Dec 2017

Friday, 24 November 2017

Update 24th Nov 2017

I'll start with a photo of Sasha. Sasha is in good health and has a noticeable baby in the pouch. It might not be long before we see the baby at least partially out of the pouch when Sasha is in the nestbox, especially if we get some hot weather.

Sasha - 16th Nov 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

Update 30th Oct 2017

Arrow is growing up. I suppose I say that pretty much every post about every young possum, but they go through the stages of growth so fast that it's difficult to avoid commenting on it.

Arrow - 7th Oct 2017

Until a few days ago, Arrow would sleep in Box 7 with Sasha pretty much every day, but they would go their own ways at night, with Sasha chasing off Arrow on sight. Now, however, they have taken to sleeping apart.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Update 22nd Sept 2017

Sasha and Arrow are happy and healthy and are to be found sleeping together in Box 7 most days.

Arrow - 15th Sept 2017 [Photo by Xesce]

Friday, 25 August 2017

Update 25th Aug 2017 - Raffi Comes for a Visit

Raffi, Sasha's previous baby who left home abruptly at an early age, made a brief visit recently.

Raffi - 15th Aug 2017

Raffi had not been seen for two months prior to this. The most dangerous time in a possum's life is (supposedly) when it leaves home for the first time, and Raffi left home earlier than most, so it is very encouraging that he has not only survived, but appears to be happy and healthy and with no visible injuries.