Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Update 14th Aug 2019 - Introducing Miel

Sasha's new baby in now back-riding full time. He (I am pretty sure he is a little boy possum) has been named Miel.

Sasha with Miel back-riding - 4th August 2019

Miel (French for honey) is honey coloured and looks like a sweet little possum.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Introducing Koru

Nikita's new baby has been named Koru. Koru looks like a little girl possum. Koru is the Maori word for the spiral shape of an unfurling fern frond and was chosen because when first seen she had her tail curled in a similar shape (even more tightly curled than in the photo below).

Koru back-riding on Nikita - 7th July 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

Update 5th July 2019 - Baby Possums!

Sasha's baby (her 9th) has just started coming out of her pouch in the nestbox, so now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.

As a bonus, Nikita has also brought one of her new babies to the house for the first time.

Nikita with back-riding baby - 2nd July 2019 [Photo by Xesce]

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Update 25th May 2019

Things are fairly stable at the moment, at least as far as the known possums are concerned.

Sasha - 12th May 2019 [Photo by Xesce]

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Update 30th April 2019

There has been a big downturn in the number of possums visiting, for a reason that will be explained later. But first, more pictures of Nikita and her babies Ryder and Rune.

Nikita (left), Rune (centre) and Ryder (right) - 10th March 2019

Friday, 8 March 2019

Update 8th March 2019

Nikita and her babies Ryder and Rune are in good health and are visiting frequently.

Ryder (left) pokes her tongue out at her mother Nikita  - 9th Feb 2019 [Photo by Xesce]

Ryder and Rune both appear to be little girl possums.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Update 1st Feb 2019

Sasha has finally brought her latest baby to show the humans. This her 8th (known) baby and it looks like another boy possum. He has been named Zak.

Sasha with Zak back-riding - 27th Jan 2019

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Update 16th Jan 2019

Nikita's babies are out of the pouch and she has brought them to the house to show to the humans.

Nikita with babies back-riding - 16th Jan 2019

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Update 25th Dec 2018

Nikita is visiting regularly. She seems to have inherited Koji's nature; she is extremely trusting towards humans and careful not to scratch when taking food from them. She currently has a couple of growing babies in her pouch and doesn't even mind if humans touch her pouch.

Nikita - 22nd Dec 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Update 14th Nov 2018

First of all, apologies for the Possum TV site being unavailable recently. From the 24th of October until the 10th of November there were Cable Internet issues, seeming related to the cable network being transferred from Telstra's ownership to the NBN. Full transition to the NBN is scheduled to happen in the second quarter of next year, so it is possible there could be ongoing problems up to (and most likely beyond) that date, although currently the Internet is OK as I write this.

Now to possum news: Pogo is still around. He avoids Sasha altogether because she now chases him off on sight.

Pogo - 21st Oct 2018 [Photo by Xesce]