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Feather Tail Glider

Acrobates pygmaeus

Description:

The Feathertail Glider is the world's smallest gliding possum and is named for its long feather-shaped tail. Although only the size of a very small mouse (< 80 mm and 10 to 14 g), it can leap and glide up to 25 metres. This one has a joey in the pouch. We think she may have been cat caught and she will be in care for a few days only - fingers crossed!

Habitat:

Along much of the eastern coast of Australia.

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8 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 7 years ago

Sure do love a happy ending :D Thank you for sharing Steve!

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 7 years ago

Domestic cats should be indoor pets unless there is a good reason otherwise. I have 5 and they are fine indoors.
WHAT A LITTLE CUTIE! Thanks for rescuing!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 10 years ago

Lovely creature. And a happy ending. :-)

Steve A
Steve A 10 years ago

Thanks for the comments. She was successfully released - took off like a rocket!

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

Steve, this is a spectacular species. I found one once trapped in a bucket (it was fine). They're so cute - the tail wraps around your little finger. Maybe we should ban cats - and buckets.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

I missed that! I hope she makes a full recovery & mom & baby make it back to the wild!

Steve A
Steve A 10 years ago

Girl actually - she has a joey in her pouch to prove it

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

What a cute little guy!

Steve A
Spotted by
Steve A

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 7, 2011
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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