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    • Trichosurus vulpecula
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    • Common Brushtail Possum
    • Common Brushtail
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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

August 24, 2016 04:49 PM NZST

Description

Possum, on motion activated camera. Feeding on tree lucerne which is flowering heavily at present.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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jacqui-nz

Date

August 26, 2016 01:25 PM NZST

Description

Droppings at the Rainforest Express picnic area below the dam. Munched on kiekie fruit nearby.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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alice_shanks

Date

August 18, 2016 10:53 AM NZST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

erisslayer

Date

August 16, 2016 08:10 PM ACST

Description

Multiple possums of varying gender and age

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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aglen

Date

August 13, 2016 01:00 PM NZST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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jessicasalehi

Date

April 28, 2016 11:40 AM HST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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ryber

Date

August 4, 2016 08:16 PM AWST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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ryber

Date

August 4, 2016 08:10 PM AWST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ryber

Date

August 4, 2016 08:08 PM AWST

Description

After seeing an observation on iNat with a possum in a local suburban area - I tried the spot and saw 20+ possums in one small area over a couple of hours - each one is different!

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ryber

Date

August 4, 2016 09:29 PM AWST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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ryber

Date

August 4, 2016 09:29 PM AWST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ryber

Date

August 4, 2016 09:19 PM AWST
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Description from Wikipedia

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for "furry tailed" and the Latin for "little fox", previously in the genus Phalangista) is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, it is native to Australia, and the second largest of the possums.

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