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The chair is a temporary measure to hold up the rotting hand rail on the balcony.

Trichosurus vulpecula Common Brushtail Possum

October baby possum discovers pineapple (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Not sure if this is a Yellow-footed Antechinus, Brown Antechinus or Dusky Antechinus. I suspect the Yellow-footed Antechinus flavipes.


Caught in with the biscuits... She's been running around the kitchen all day and we have come face to face a few times but with such speed I couldn't tell if she was a native or a baby rat. Definately a native, so she can stay.


With that girth, I also suspect there'll be more soon... She's the most active and bold Antechinus I have ever encountered.

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor hiding

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

Two mothers, two sons, one uncle, one nephew, one grandmother, one grandson, one daughter, one sister and one brother and if they get together there's a lot of hissing and barking noises... (yes there are only 4 possums in the shot and none of the above are missing... lucky the fathers didn't show up or I'd be really confused)

One of the boy babies went to great lengths to get my attention for a carrot

Showing the milk vending machine, now located outside the old residence

Hanging upside down by only the front feet in the pouch.

Carrying an even smaller one in her pouch

Taken through a window (Macropus robustus)

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

The chair holds up the rotting rail

Nectarine for the baby

Mum, keeping out of range of baby boy who she is a bit over carrying around at the moment... This is the telescope the moonshots were taken through...

Stood there for 20 minutes while I took photos about 5M away. Wallabia bicolor ♀ (note the American spelling in the obviously Australian-based Latin species name). Scientific nomenclature seems to follow it's own rules!


The Swamp Wallaby is the only living member of the Genus "Wallabia" having different genetic, dental, reproductive and behavoural characteristicts to other Wallabies in the genus "Macropus".

Mother possum with newly emerged baby (Trichosurus vulpecula)

This is the second baby, not sure of gender yet, the other baby is a boy!

Followed by a carrot

First night out on Mummy's back

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

A Common Wallaroo (Macropus robustus)

Father and Son (Trichosurus vulpecula)

This little man carried this apple that is bigger than his head up the pole (around a few times on the way up as his little head was twisted by the weight) all by himself.

But he can't lift it so I had to bite it off for him. He's tiny! The brave little angel was trying to catch moths on the window after mummy abandoned him (temporarily - hiding on the telescope 3 metres away)

Wallaroos Macropus robustus (son in foreground)

A mob of young female Wallaroos (Macropus robustus) with a fleeing joey blurring through

I saw the new baby through the opening in the pouch but it closed up before I got the camera.

Mother is focussed on holding a very soft pear

Shot through glass (Macropus robustus)

The first solid food that I have seen taken by this baby, the other one emerged tonight as well but her mum (this baby's big sister) is keeping it away from the house.