|Sasha - 16th Nov 2017|
Arrow is still around, and isn't expected to be chased out of the area until perhaps February of next year.
|Arrow - 19th Nov 2017|
|Arrow - 23rd Nov 2017 [Photo by Xesce]|
Recently, he has been acting very cautiously when near the house, occasionally sitting motionless as if watching or listening for threats. It is possible he is looking out for larger possums - he has avoided acquiring any pluckings or wounds so he must be good at evading them - however he might also be on the alert for pythons.
The first python of the season has been spotted. I can't imagine one of this size being a threat to the possums, but of course there are most likely bigger ones around.
|Small Carpet Python* in Box 4 - 15th Nov 2017|
[Edit 30th Nov 2017: * This snake is most likely a Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) and not a Carpet Python.]
Koji has visited again a few times after a fairly long absence. His father Wasabi used to do the same thing.
|Koji - 15th Nov 2017|
This might also be related to pythons, however he was seen watching over a young ringtail in the front garden, and he might have been playing his part looking after babies.
|Koji (left) and young ringtail (right) - 13th Nov 2017|
It is not clear what relation this ringtail is to him. It seems to be younger than his siblings Niva and Nebo would be now, but older than I would have expected for a baby of his own.
Zoe has been seen and occasionally visits the house. She seems to visit when there's the promise of mango, which she particularly enjoys.
Marlowe is also occasionally seen. Here he is hiding behind a tree at some distance from the house.
|Marlowe - 17th Nov 2017|
Gatsby the Brush Turkey continues to collect leaf litter from all around the garden for his mound. I say leaf litter, but this includes all sorts of things including quite large tree branches. At one stage he managed to kick a short-handled shovel out from under the house. I don't think he wanted it for his nest and I suppose it had just got in his way. Good luck to any python who tries to rob his eggs.
Finally, here is a photo of Galen the Gecko who lives on the balcony. So far he or she has escaped pythons, butcher birds and other predators with the loss only of a tail, which has now mostly grown back.
|Galen the Gecko - 16th Nov 2017|