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

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

egbackyardbio

Date

August 25, 2015

Description

When we went to check the other monitoring equipment we came back and saw more marks. They were on the wax tag.

The marks were deep and wide scrape marks. They were on the top and the bottom and inline with each other.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jilena

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

Had chewed on our wax tag in our school grounds.

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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david_lyttle

Date

June 6, 2015

Description

Possum; not interested in Timms trap

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

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david_lyttle

Date

June 6, 2015

Description

Possum photographed by motion activated camera

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Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

givernykate

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

Brushtail Possum at Caversham

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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

pohanginapete

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Maybe rabbit or hare? Found it well inside the bush, a long way from anywhere you'd expect either of those, but maybe it was carried there by a hawk? Possum? Seems too big for a rat. Couldn't find the skull, so couldn't confirm whether it was a lagomorph.

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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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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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