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

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 19, 2017 09:39 PM NZDT

Description

2 possums playing in a pohutukawa at night so a good opportunity for target practise and with the glowing eyes it is much easier to line up the shot than a body shot.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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c_michael_hogan

Date

March 28, 2009 01:26 AM PDT

Description

Night sighting in eucalyptus forest

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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adammyates

Date

January 14, 2017 08:20 PM ACDT

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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bernardsmith

Date

December 4, 2016 05:09 PM NZDT

Description

BWN-03, Kohekohe

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

saras

Date

January 13, 2017

Description

Baited to catch a cat - but good to know it's functioning!

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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schmetterling

Date

January 9, 2017 02:25 PM AEDT

Description

Field Notes - Fat possum did not care about me taking photos

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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jefffryett

Date

January 6, 2017 11:25 AM NZDT

Description

Found two near trap on tree.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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meeshi

Date

January 3, 2017 09:17 PM AEDT

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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gregs

Date

January 3, 2017 12:40 PM +14

Description

Caught using a Timms

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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jefffryett

Date

January 1, 2017 03:21 PM NZDT

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

lottiebobs

Date

December 24, 2016 09:23 PM AEDT

Description

Field Notes - there were 2 but one ran away before I could photo them! banging and crashing around on the verandah.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

August 14, 2016 06:28 PM NZST

Description

A young possum seen at night - too quick to be grabbed and dispatched.

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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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