Found in matagouri (Discaria toumatou) bush while insect collecting at night. This particular night we saw numerous pairs of young possums with adults in the matagouri.
Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792), Brush-tailed Possum, Merimbula, NSW, 11 January 2014
Rummaging around in the trees behind the hostel.
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.