|Kiki (left) and Flea (right)|
|Unknown Possum - Still a little shy|
Wasabi has been seen around only once since last time I wrote. This is pretty normal for ringtails; even the ones who do visit have a very irregular schedule and often disappear for months at a time.
Marlon has been fighting. He has a nasty wound on his cheek which is probably a bite mark from another possum. Although this wound looks unpleasant, it's all in a day's work for a possum and nothing to be concerned about. A bigger problem, however, is the scabbing at the corner of his mouth.
|Marlon - Infection on mouth (1)|
|Marlon - Infection on mouth (2)|
The infection is clearly at a very early stage, and it's possible that such a small infection might clear up on its own, however, we've been in consultation with a vet (Dr Jim Pollock, who is an expert on this disease) and he has considered it worth treating and has supplied us with antibiotics. We've successfully treated numerous possums this way before and Marlon has a very good chance of complete recovery.