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This ringtail possum (ringy) was spotted in a tree in broad daylight. Unusual to see this because they are a nocturnal species. This is a male specimen. Mostly grey with white underside, its colouration is different from the ringtails I usually see in Brisbane, which are red. Hawks and eagles patrol this area, so this fellow is at great risk should he be spotted at this location. I returned to the area later in the day but he had gone, hopefully having found a safe refuge until nightfall.
Found in a tree alongside a dirt track. Rural area with pockets of native bushland nearby.
Spotted on Oct 14, 2014
Submitted on Oct 19, 2014
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