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    • Trichosurus vulpecula
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    • Common Brushtail Possum
    • Common Brushtail
    • Brushtail Possum
    • Australian Brushtail Possum
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Recent observations

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ryber

Date

July 24, 2016 08:16 PM AWST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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ryber

Date

July 24, 2016 07:39 PM AWST

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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sea-kangaroo

Date

February 12, 2016 08:42 PM AEDT

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

patrickharman

Date

July 18, 2016 05:56 PM AWST

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

savvy

Date

June 18, 2016 03:17 PM NZST

Description

Cat is my best guess going by the claws.

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No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ryber

Date

July 10, 2016 06:21 PM AEST

Description

Seen exiting tree hollow - too far off for photo

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 13, 2016 12:24 PM NZST

Description

Not train-kill, the Rainforest Express train has been suspended. Bait stations nearby and found a half-eaten bait pellet further along the track.

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ryber

Date

May 1, 2003 07:25 PM AWST

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No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

illona

Date

July 5, 2016

Description

Member of the public saw a possum and called it into the WCC call centre.

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

majo00

Date

June 16, 2016

Description

At the Conservation Show.
A 'Brush-Tailed' Possum.

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

illona

Date

June 26, 2016

Description

WCC contact centre was notified that a possum was seen in this area. I spoke to caller

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No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

colleenroy

Date

June 18, 2016

Description

Possum was slowly making its way across the road as I was driving. I slowed down and it continued to make its way across the road.

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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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