Happy holidays from Possum TV!
|Wink (left), Lumen (on Wink's back), Blossom (right), Joule (on Blossom's back)
9th September 2023
The three new babies have been named: Joule, Lumen and Q-Bit.
|Joule back-riding on Blossom - 21st Aug 2023
|Lumen back-riding on Wink - 22nd Aug 2023
|Q-Bit and Sasha in Box 1 - 25th Aug 2023
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.
Wink's baby has now been back-riding for a little while and has been named Sun.
|Sun back-riding on Wink - 14th Feb 2023
|Wink and baby in Box 2 - 25th Jan 2023
For several days now, two of the three young males, Aeon and Rae, have not been visiting. They are still a bit young to go off on their own to seek new territories, however in both cases their mothers' territories are mostly outside the area of the house, so maybe they don't feel safe intruding into an area which isn't their own and which is filled with other increasingly hostile possums.
|Aeon - 16th Nov 2022
|Rae - 8th Nov 2022
Other than some disruption caused by a carpet python, there have been no major upsets in the possum community since my last blog entry. All of the babies are doing well.
|Grasshopper (Wink's baby) - 5th Sept 2022
| Rae (Blossom's baby) - 11th Sept 2022
|Aeon (Sasha's baby) - 10th Oct 2022