A new male ringtail has been seen around. He looks like Wasabi - who is quite possibly his father - but is smaller (smaller than he looks in the photo) and has some nicks out of his ears. He might be one of the babies seen in September of this year. We have called him Tabasco. Hopefully, like Wasabi, he will prove to be distasteful to pythons.
Flea hasn't been seen for about a month now. By now her baby should be emerging from the pouch to back-ride. We're hoping she follows her mother's lead and braves the other possums to bring the baby to show us.
Svejk's mouth infection was treated and is now cured. His injured leg is also back to normal.
|Svejk's Mouth Infection - Now Cleared Up 16/11/2012|
On a couple of humid days recently, Svejk has chosen to sleep in a stack of tyres in the garage, rather than Box 7 which is sitting right next to these tyres.
Is it that my boxes aren't as well suited to hot and sticky weather as they could be? Certainly there's no air flow through them, so they could get quite stuffy and uncomfortable in hot weather.
Then again, possums are often seen in box 2 - which would have to be the hottest and most cramped of the boxes - during some of the nastiest weather, so maybe there are other factors involved.