albino ringtail possum

Subject: albino ringtail possum
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:24:44 +1000
Hi Ian

Menkhorst mentions (in A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia) "some 
individuals pale yellowish-white" and somewhere I saw this form referred to as 
the "Golden Brushtail Possum".

We've had reports (and a photo) of single ones over the last 3 years or so at 4 
locations, all within 1.5 km of each other. One observer felt sure the one he 
saw often was albino.  The photographer also initially thought his was an 
albino but later felt, I agree, that the animal was pale rather than albino.

Michael Norris
Bayside Friends of Native Wildlife

PS No reports of White-fronted Terns at Ricketts Point in the last 2 weeks.
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