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

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

illona

Date

June 26, 2016

Description

WCC contact centre was notified that a possum was seen in this area. I spoke to caller

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

colleenroy

Date

June 18, 2016

Description

Possum was slowly making its way across the road as I was driving. I slowed down and it continued to make its way across the road.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Date

April 20, 2016

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

tnight

Date

June 24, 2016 11:00 AM AEST

Description

Running on the ground next to a building. Big, bushy tail!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

robvh

Date

June 23, 2016 11:10 AM AEST

Description

Out the front of my office

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

kevin_sharp

Date

January 21, 2012

Description

Attracted by the light in the dining room huhu beetles were flying into the window. As they fell, stunned the possum would pick them out the air before they hit the deck.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

eloise2

Date

June 17, 2016 06:55 PM AEST

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

June 16, 2016 10:12 AM NZST

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ali_bat

Date

June 14, 2016 06:31 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jefffryett

Date

June 12, 2016 12:12 PM NZST

Description

Poo on ground under persimmon tree

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

scottbuckel

Date

November 16, 2007 10:58 PM CST

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

June 10, 2016

Description

Pesky possum pranced purposly across the stressful deck intending to make it part of their area. Tangata whenua came out to see what the noise was all about and pesky pussum snarled issuing a challange. Taking up the challange, tangata whenua grabbed the nearest weapon which was not a taiaha. Realising the mistake in issuing a wero to the real tangata whenua pesky possum tried to make a strategic withdrawal, but ended up on the seat at the east upper deck.

Tangata whenua locked eyes with pesky possum down the sights of the barrel who tried to look cute and lovable. It didn't work and pesky possum did a hongi with a bullet, then Papatuanuku.

Pesky possum is now laid in state while tangata whenua waits for the arrival of the resident kahu to get close up photos with a backup camera as the main one is getting serviced.

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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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