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The Southwestern Pygmy Possum is a nocturnal marsupial adapted to feed primarily on nectar and insects. Although small compared with most other possums, it is one of the larger pygmy possums, with adults ranging from 5.7–7.2 centimetres (2.2–2.8 in) in head-body length.
It has a patchy distribution which includes southwestern Western Australia as well as wheatbelt areas of South Australia. Where it favours Eucalypt woodland, where it can stay out of reach from any predator
Found at the Eyre bird observatory in Nuytsland Nat Reserve. She fell into a pitfall trap (for reptiles). Warning can bite!!!