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    • Australian brushtail possum
    • Brushtail possum
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    • Common Brushtail Possum
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    • Trichosurus vulpecula
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    • Phalanger Blanch

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Recent observations

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What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

m_jon

Date

September 19, 2014 06:53 PM NZST

Description

I think this is a female and that's its pouch in the second photo.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

aunty

Date

August 13, 2014

Description

Droppings on ground beneath pine trees.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

aunty

Date

August 11, 2014

Description

Skull of rabbit showing lower mandible with incisors.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

john_barkla

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Ran across road at 10 pm

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

illona

Date

August 6, 2014

Description

Caller rang call centre with sighting of possum in Pigeon Park - Te Aro name. Called animal control to see if they could do anything with it.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

zealandia1

Date

July 9, 2014 09:46 AM NZST

Description

Sam

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

laura-nz

Date

July 8, 2014 05:50 PM NZST

Description

Possum running off of road with NO TAIL!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

illona

Date

July 1, 2014

Description

Resident reported that a possum has been seen on the roof of her property coming and going. Doesnt know where it is coming from but Haines Terrace is a bit isolated from Aro Valley so possibly from public land.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Date

May 1, 2014

Description

soggy wet poo

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

June 11, 2014

Description

Saw a dead possum on the side of the road while delivering the Green Times. Unfortunately I did not have my camera on me.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

mstanford

Date

June 10, 2014 10:08 PM NZST

Description

Eating apples in the tree!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

rossj3

Date

March 15, 2014

Description

S42.47061 E172.39411

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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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