Monday 31 July 2023

Triple Baby Possum Alert

Today, there were three mother possums in boxes, all with babies partially or fully out of the pouch, so it's Baby Possum Alert time.

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Update 12th July 2023 - Introducing Vincent

I'll start this long-delayed post with a picture of Sun.

Sun - 19th April 2023 [Photo by Xesce]

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Vale Dr Jim Pollock

There has been some sad news; Dr Jim Pollock has passed away. 

Here is his funeral notice.

I have mentioned Jim a few times on this blog. Jim is a vet who has, amongst other things, saved quite possibly thousands of possums over his career. He developed an extremely effective method of treating exudative dermatitis in brushtail possums. [Here's a link to his paper, but be warned that it contains a very unpleasant picture of an infected possum.]

Over the nearly 15 years we have had contact with Jim, he has prescribed and supplied Ceclor for well over a dozen of our possums, and it's likely that most of them would have died a miserable death without his help. Although ringtails are not his specialty, he also provided life-saving antibiotics for Wasabi on two occasions.

Right up until last year, despite being seriously debilitated, he was helping cure possums. 

Goodbye Jim; you will be missed by humans and possums alike.