Sunday 30 March 2014

New domain name

I've managed to obtain the domain name Previously it was being used by some Russian site, but it seems they shut down some time ago and let the registration lapse.

This means that you can get to the possum webcam server via and, as well as the original link

Also, this blog is now at The original link will still work, and redirects to the new domain name.

What do you need to do?

As far as the blog goes, both the old and the new link will always work correctly, so you don't have to change anything.[edit: If you use an RSS feed, you might have noticed all of the entries have changed to "unread". This is a one-off thing caused by the old domain name redirecting to the new one, and can be ignored.]

The Possum TV Live webcam server is a little more tricky because it's still on a dynamic IP address. While both links will normally work there are situations where either or both may stop working for a while. I would recommend changing your link to, but for the time being keep a backup link to

In other news, I've also found a typo in the script that takes snapshots of possum boxes. The effect of this bug was that if the system was a bit slow, rather than waiting for a new snapshot to be generated (as intended), it instead returned an older snapshot in its place. This has now (hopefully) been fixed. I apologise to anyone who has lost snapshots due to this bug.

Friday 21 March 2014

Update 21st Mar 2014

Wasabi hasn't been seen since his release from hospital over a week ago. It's normal for him to go away for long periods of time, so this is not a cause for concern, but it would still be very good to know how he's getting on.

Recently a very young ringtail, who is quite probably the offspring of Tilda and Wasabi, came to the house and sat on the hand-rail of the balcony, undeterred by the presence of humans. The ringtail wasn't after food (at least s/he ignored small pieces of apple and pear on the handrail), and it's almost as if the little one was a messenger from Wasabi: "go to the humans and tell them that I'm alright".

Baby Ringtail - 19th Mar 2014

Friday 14 March 2014

Wasabi's Stay in Hospital

This is going to be a very long and rambling entry, because I want to detail as much as I can for the benefit of anyone reading who might be in a similar situation.

The tl;dr version is that it's good news. Wasabi was captured and put in Possum Hospital. He was treated, his condition improved rapidly, and he has now been released.

Wasabi in Hospital - 9th March 2014

Sunday 2 March 2014

Update 2nd Mar 2014

Kiki and Oz are visiting regularly and in good health. Oz is back-riding, but occasionally ventures off a short way on his own.

Oz scratching himself - 26th Feb 2014