new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
View allAll Photos Tagged taxonomy:subclass=marsupialia

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)

Mum and joey. Normally shots like this are scrapped but this had a brush-like quality I kind of liked

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.

Male Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

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)

Watching out for the mob (Macropus giganteus)

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

A common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

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

Stealing the birds breakfast

Taken through a window (Macropus robustus)

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

The chair holds up the rotting rail

A mother Common Wallaroo or Euro (Macropus robustus) with her female joey in the rain. The ears are twisted (and blurred from movement) as I was whistling to them to get their heads up from eating.

 

The joey is more often in the pouch than out and this is the first time I have seen her actually eat grass rather than give up on it within a minute and either hop around like a toy annoying the rest of the mob (about 7 adults including one huge and two smaller males), or get back in out of the cold for a warm drink...

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

Common Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

Mother Brushtail Possum with newly emerged baby (Trichosurus vulpecula)

A Common Wallaroo (Macropus robustus)

Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) wanting a handout outside the window at my desk

First night she's brought it down to meet me anyway...

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

1