Saturday 25 December 2021

Update 25th December 2021 - Baby Possum Alert

For a few days now, Sasha's latest baby (her 14th) has been venturing out of her pouch when in the nestbox. So now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.

Sasha can normally be seen in box 3 or 5. Unfortunately, the camera in box 3 isn't very good at the moment.

Thursday 25 November 2021

Update 25th November 2021 - In Memory of Marcel

First some very sad news; Marcel was hit by a car on the road. He was found in the morning, badly injured, and had to be euthanized by the vet. He has been buried in the garden next to Rahmet.

Marcel - 26th July 2021 [Photo by Xesce]

Saturday 2 October 2021

Update 2nd October 2021 - Introducing Jedi

Shane has brought (at some risk - see later) her first baby to show the humans. The baby is a tough and active one and has been named Jedi. I think Jedi is female, but I'm not sure.

Jedi - 2nd Oct 2021

Monday 16 August 2021

Update 16th August 2021 - Introducing Blake and Blossom

Sasha's latest baby is back-riding and has been named Blake. Wink's baby has also just started back-riding and has been named Blossom. Here are photos of the two youngsters on their first visits to the house.

Blake back-riding on Sasha - 29th July 2021 [Photo by Xesce]

Blossom back-riding on Wink - 12th August 2021

Thursday 22 July 2021

Update 22nd July 2021 - Record Number of Box Possums

On a couple of occasions recently, four possum boxes have been occupied simultaneously. Not only that, but all of the possums are females with pouch babies, so there were actually a total of eight possums in the boxes. This would have to be a record.

Possum Box Camera Overview - 18th July 2021

Friday 9 July 2021

Baby Possum Alert

Despite its small size and the relatively cold temperatures, Sasha's latest baby (her 13th) is now venturing out of her pouch when in the nestbox. So now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.

Sasha can normally be seen in box 1 or 7, but occasionally uses box 2.

Baby climbing on Sasha in Box 1 - 9th July 2021

By the way, if anyone is having difficulty with the streaming video not displaying when trying to view the boxes, please let me know, either by email or by posting a comment on this blog. There is an issue with how some recent browsers work in some situations that causes them to block streaming. I am looking at a permanent solution to this, but there are things I can do temporarily to get it working if people are having problems now. 

Friday 2 July 2021

Update 2nd July 2021 - Expecting a Possum Baby Boom

It has been longer than usual since my previous update, but at least no dramatic events have happened in the interim. All of the possums are still visiting and healthy.

Walt has become a regular visitor.

Walt - 30th June 2021

Monday 3 May 2021

Update 3rd May 2021 - A sugar glider and a new possum

Some unexpected news: A sugar glider was seen in the back yard.

Sugar Glider - 19th April 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Update 12th Apr 2021

With the exception of Marcel, who hasn't visited for a while (see later), all of the brushtails are visiting regularly and in good health.

Shane is growing up.

Shane - 25th Mar 2021

Saturday 6 March 2021

Update 6th Mar 2021

All of the brushtails are visiting and in good health. I know I say that a lot and it's probably getting tedious, but possums live dangerous lives and I'm glad every night that they turn up happy and healthy.

Sasha with Shane back-riding - 26th Feb 2021

Friday 29 January 2021

Update 29th Jan 2021 - Introducing Shane

Sasha's new baby is now back-riding and has been named Shane. I think Shane is a boy.

Shane back-riding on Sasha - 11th Jan 2021

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