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    • Trichosurus vulpecula
  • English
    • Common Brushtail
    • Common Brushtail Possum
    • Brushtail Possum
    • Australian Brushtail Possum
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    • Phalanger Blanch

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Recent observations

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What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

illona

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Possum found inside resident's wardrobe looking over the top of the coat hangers by Bipest Services.

After removal home owner commented "look it is peed on the bed"

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No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

rushecology

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

Observer Belinda

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

March 28, 2015 11:36 AM NZDT

Description

Note the fungi growing on it.

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

elmoz343

Date

February 7, 2015 02:31 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

rushecology

Date

September 7, 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

The best type of possum (in NZ, anyway).

Photos / Sounds

What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 11, 2015 10:55 PM NZDT

Description

Either possum or boy scout scratch marks.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 1, 2004 04:04 PM PDT

Description

australian opossum killed by 1080 poison drops, Heaphy Track, south island, new zealand

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

tony_ladson

Date

January 24, 2015 04:05 AM AEST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ctnash

Date

January 26, 2015 12:23 AM AEST

Description

One seen on fence.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Date

January 14, 2015

Description

Possum poo!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ctnash

Date

January 21, 2015 06:42 PM AEST

Description

On fence at flats.

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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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