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  • Scientific Names
    • Trichosurus vulpecula
  • English
    • Common Brushtail
    • Common Brushtail Possum
    • Brushtail Possum
    • Australian Brushtail Possum
  • French
    • Phalanger Blanch

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Recent observations

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What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

possum I am picking this as a possum rather than a cat

4.09 am

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What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

Otago Peninsula Biodiversity group has supplied a camera with a motion activated sensor to monitor possums etc

possum at 9.25 pm

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What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

h_e_day

Date

January 16, 2015 07:31 PM AEST

Description

Two possums feeding on scraps that have been left out for them

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What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

paulaboer

Date

March 19, 2015

Description

nightime shot of possum

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Observer

mmhhovens

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

These common brush-tailed possums live near our home in the bushland of Mundy regional park. Most have an autumn breeding season after which one single young is born. The newborn spends four to five months in the mother's pouch before it rides on her back until weaning is completed.

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What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

May 18, 2015 03:13 PM NZST

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What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

savvy

Date

May 2, 2015 03:40 PM NZST

Description

Remains beside possum trap.

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What

Australian Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

May 9, 2015

Description

Had not long started the return down the track when I came across this possum in the canopy of a small toro. About 4.50 p.m. — a good hour or more before dark.

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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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What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

rushecology

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

Observer Belinda

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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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Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

elmoz343

Date

February 7, 2015 02:31 PM NZDT
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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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