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Wombat – check out my nails

by on Aug.05, 2012, under Fauna, Mammals, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Say hello to my burrowing friend! Recently orphaned when its mother was killed. People are always surprised how pronounced the wombats claws are.

Common Wombat

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Possum Pickle

by on May.17, 2012, under Uncategorized

On a recent rescue we found this Brush – tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), inside a building. Often possums especially brushies, just get into a pickle. We had to check this fellow since it had been reported in the building for a week. I just love my brushies, they have such a character and each one is ingrained with their own traits and personality.


While some possums can be difficult, this one was all heart. We found some minor abrasions and had a wildlife vet check it all over. The Ok was given and we released it with a possum box back at its original location.

Trapped Brush - tailed Possum_Helen

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