Tuesday 24 December 2019

A Baby Possum for Christmas

Some time ago, Sasha's latest baby (her tenth) started venturing out of the pouch during the day while she sleeps. However, only today has Sasha decided to sleep in Box 7 where the little one can be seen on the cameras. So now is time for a Baby Possum Alert. Hopefully she will continue to use this box.

Here is a photo of the baby hiding behind Sasha when she slept in the Possum Apartments a few days ago.

Sasha and 10th Baby - 22nd Dec 2019

Thursday 21 November 2019

Update 21st Nov 2019

Miel has long ago stopped back-riding and no longer shares a nestbox with Sasha.

Miel - 19th Oct 2019 [photo by Xesce]

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Update 9th Oct 2019

Koru continues to visit on her own. She is very brave for such a tiny little possum. The photo probably makes her look bigger than she is; she could be held in a cupped pair of hands (although if you attempted to do this you'd probably get scratched and bitten).

Koru - 5th Oct 2019

Friday 6 September 2019

Update 6th Sept 2019

There have been no big changes in the possum world since last time I posted - or at least nothing visible to the ignorant humans who probably miss most of what is going on. Nikita, Koru, Sasha, Miel and Bilbo have all been visiting regularly.

Miel - 18th Aug 2019 [Photo by Xesce]

Miel is still back-riding on Sasha most of the time. He visited once on his own (pictured above) and rather than make a distress call like babies often do when on their own, he instead hissed to show that even though Sasha wasn't around to protect him, he was still a big fierce possum and not to be messed with.

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