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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

grahame

Date

August 2, 2015

Description

The only good Possum a dead one.
No sign of being eaten by Harrier, Pukeko or Cat.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

epitree

Date

July 17, 2015

Description

In tree hollow

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Date

July 11, 2015

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

stevepawson

Date

September 29, 2011

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

stevepawson

Date

July 3, 2015 07:30 PM NZST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

June 26, 2015

Description

On the side of the track.

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

June 25, 2015

Description

Feeding at 1.45 p.m. on a bitterly cold afternoon, with a good plastering of rime ice over much of the scrub. Judging from this possum's behaviour, it had never seen a human, because it ignored me even though I was moving in full view about 20 metres away.

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2013

Description

Found on a tour for birds and nocturnal mammals with Alan Gilanders, an excellent guide to the wildlife of the Atherton Tablelands region of northern Queensland. The Coppery Brushtail Possum is endemic to this small patch of high elevation rainforest.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

leonperrie

Date

June 13, 2015

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

June 7, 2015 07:52 PM NZST

Description

In our neighbours' garden.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Date

February 12, 2010

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

June 5, 2015 05:58 PM NZST

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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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