|Comet riding on Kiki's back - 7th Sept 2014|
And another one from a few days later.
|Kiki with Comet back-riding - 10th Sept 2014|
Although Comet is not yet weaned and has only been back-riding for a little over a week, he's very adventurous and often goes off on his own for short periods.
|Comet (left) and Kiki (right) - 12th Sept 2014 [Photo by Xesce]|
The photo below was taken when he climbed back into the trees after madly scampering back and forth across the balcony.
|Comet - 12th Sept 2014|
The other possums in the area; Dexter, Prok, Tilda, Ruby and Wasabi have been seen around. Ruby and Tilda both have babies in the pouch.
|Ruby - 5th Sept 1014|
Wasabi is his usual friendly and cheerful self.
|Wasabi - 1st Sept 2014|
It's now getting on for a year since Wasabi's eye injury. I once had a wildlife carer tell me that ringtails were more delicate than brushtails and that while a brushtail could survive in the wild with only one eye, a ringtail probably couldn't. Wasabi has proved this theory wrong. Despite having a tail injury on top of his eye problem, he has not only survived, but maintained his place as the dominant male in the area and fathered another round of babies with his two girlfriends.
So the moral is: don't let anyone euthanase a possum because they believe it won't survive in the wild with a seemingly serious disability like this. Wildlife is tougher than many people realise.