Saturday, 2 January 2021

Baby Possum Alert for the New Year

Today, Sasha slept in Box 7 and her latest baby (her 12th) was out of the pouch, so now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.



Sasha with baby in Box 7 - 2nd Jan 2021

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Update 24th Dec 2020

 Pax is visiting regularly and looks healthy.

Pax - 24th Dec 2020

I apologise on behalf of the possums for there not being any action in the box cameras. I would like to be able to give a Baby Possum Alert for Christmas - Sasha's latest baby is most likely now at that stage - but for the past two weeks all of the possums have been completely avoiding the boxes.

Friday, 11 December 2020

Update on Pax

A quick update for anyone who has been viewing the box cameras and may be worried about little Pax.

Pax is still around and looks healthy and has been visiting the house every couple of nights.

Here is a photo of her visiting tonight.

Pax - 11th Dec 2020


Monday, 30 November 2020

Update 30th Nov 2020 - Some sad news

There has been some sad news.

Rahmet (bottom) and Pax (top) - 15th Nov 2020

If you have ongoing contact with possums, you will inevitably have to deal with some tragedy. Possums live dangerous lives and it's only a matter of time before something distressing happens - and usually when you least expect it.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Update 29th Oct 2020

Wink has reached the stage where he no longer back-rides on Sasha and gets chased off if he comes too close to her while eating, but he still shares a sleeping place with her virtually every night.

Wink - 23rd Oct 2020

Friday, 25 September 2020

Update 25th Sept 2020 - Introducing Pax

 Rahmet's new baby, who has been named Pax, is now back-riding.

Pax riding on Rahmet's back - 18th Sept 2020

Friday, 28 August 2020

New Box 1

 I have finally replaced Box 1. 

New Box 1 in tree - 25th Aug 2020

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Another Baby Possum Alert

Rahmet's baby has been seen out of the pouch for the first time. The little one is still a very small rat-like thing and isn't currently appearing for very long, but it looks like he or she will be out of the pouch for at least some time every day from now on; so now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.
   

I'm not sure how closely people are following this blog, but Rahmet is still a young possum, in fact she herself was only emerging from her mother's pouch in December last year. This is her first baby and she seemed to be unsure at first about what to do when it started climbing all over her, but she is a competent possum and seems to be taking good care of the young one.

Rahmet is using Box 3 at the moment and unfortunately the camera in this box has gone a bit blurry (possibly the lens has got dirty or been knocked out of focus), so the pictures aren't the best. If I get a chance I'll try to fix this. 

Rahmet with baby in Box 3 - 26th August 2020

Rahmet with baby in Box 3 - 27th August 2020

Also, viewers may have noticed that Box 1 has been replaced. I will post about this soon.



Friday, 14 August 2020

Update 14th Aug 2020 - Introducing Wink

Sasha's latest baby has now been back-riding for a while and has been named Wink. Wink's gender is still unknown.

Sasha with Wink back-riding - 29th July 2020

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Box 2 Camera Upgrade

Ever since I refurbished Box 2 in 2013, the camera in it has been an ongoing source of annoyance. It was not great to start with and it has been getting worse over time.

Today I finally got around to replacing it.

Box 2 - Old Camera

Box 2 - New Camera

I'll discuss the details of the new camera below. If you're just here for the cute possums, you can skip the rest of this post.