Wednesday 21 December 2022

Update 21st December 2022

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

Thursday 20 October 2022

Update 20th October 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

Friday 19 August 2022

Introducing Aeon, Grasshopper, Rae and Kulan

Within the space of a few days, all three of the females in the area arrived with back-riding babies.

Sasha was the first to arrive with her baby Aeon.

Aeon back-riding on Sasha - 17th Aug 2022

Next was Wink, who arrived with her baby Grasshopper.

Grasshopper back-riding on Wink - 14th Aug 2022

Soon after was Blossom with her baby Rae.

Rae back-riding on Blossom - 18th Aug 2022

Also, a new male possum, Kulan has made himself known. He has probably been around for a while but has only recently become friendly with the humans.

Kulan - 11th Aug 2022

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Baby Possum Alert

Despite the cold weather, Sasha's latest baby (her 15th) has been venturing out of her pouch in the nestbox. So now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.

Sasha and her baby can be seen in one of the three boxes in the back yard - Boxes 1, 3 and 5.

Friday 24 June 2022

Update 24th June 2022

Although it has been a while since the last entry, relatively little has changed in the possum world. Hapi is growing up. This is what he looked like in April.

Hapi - 27th April

Monday 18 April 2022

Update 18th April 2022 - An anniversary and some sad news

This blog has now been up for ten years, but the anniversary sort of snuck up on me and I haven't prepared any sort of special post to mark the event. And also there has been some very sad news which has put a damper on things: Darcel was found dead. He was found next to a power pole and appears to have been electrocuted.

Darcel - 20th Mar 2022

Friday 4 March 2022

Update 4th March 2022 - Introducing Hapi

Wink's new baby is now back-riding and has been named Hapi.

Wink with Hapi back-riding - 28th Feb 2022

Friday 11 February 2022

Baby Possum Alert

For a few days now, Wink's baby (her second) has been venturing out of her pouch and making a pest of itself in the nestbox. So now is the time for a Baby Possum Alert.

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Update 19th January 2022 - Introducing Darcel

 Sasha's new baby is now back-riding and has been named Darcel.

Darcel back-riding on Sasha - 14th Jan 2022