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Common Ringtail Possum (male)

Pseudocheirus peregrinus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Found in a tree alongside a dirt track. Rural area with pockets of native bushland nearby.

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4 Comments

morgan.benson06
morgan.benson06 5 years ago

So cuteee :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Thanks guys. I love them too, Mark. Different to the one's I see in Brisbane. Good tip re: a raincoat. I didn't have a problem with this fellow, but I did have a turtle pee and poo on me. It would have come in handy then. Thankfully it didn't smell, but I felt like a rugged bushy for fleeting moment haha

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Love 'em.
When photographing from below wear a raincoat.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

What a cutie!

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Warwick, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 14, 2014
Submitted on Oct 19, 2014

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