AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS

Brush-tailed Possums

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Brush-tailed possums feeding - IMG 005

Possums are common native animals in Australia, and these nocturnal animals have readily adapted to life in an urban environment. Those that thrive in the bush make their homes in hollow trees, but they're happy to take advantage of any other available accommodation and often spend their days dozing in the dark corners of garden sheds and other readily accessible buildings. With a shortage of natural food during times of drought this brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) and her young joey / baby frequently feast on the fruit and vegetable scraps that, destined for the compost bin, are left in a bucket outside the kitchen of the photographer's home in Queensland, Australia.

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