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The third possum i've seen in as many nights. This guy is the same species as the possum spotting i uploaded a few days ago ( spotted in the same place) but very different in colour. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/440... These two spottings show how extremely different their colour variation can be. Body length 500 mm; tail length 400 mm; weight 4 kg. Cat-sized; usually dark slate-grey, but may be pure black; short round ears; tail not bushy near tip.
This species is endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it ranges from south-eastern Queensland and in southern coastal New South Wales to about Newcastle. It occurs from sea level up to 1,600 m asl. It is a nocturnal, mostly scansorial species, of various tall open and closed forest types. It is most common in forested gullies containing trees with hollows
This guy was much smaller but also much darker than the possum i spotted a few days ago, although he is the same species. I wondered if i could entice him out with some fruit & a special possum food recipe i was taught. It's proven to be irresistible!