An unfortunate but necessary component of any native biodiversity conservation programme.
Walking back along the main road after Sunshine Bay (towards Queenstown) came across a dead possum.
Strongly habituated to people as it cruised the dining area of the accommodation place.
Unknown footprint found in dunes at Kaupokonui. There were a lot of them. Footprint is roughly 30mm in diameter. Appears to have 5 toes/fingers?
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.