Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792), Brush-tailed Possum, Merimbula, NSW, 11 January 2014
Rummaging around in the trees behind the hostel.
We saw this gal with baby as we were having a pub meal in the beer garden. I thought it was unusual to be out during the day feeding but I think it is pretty tame.
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.