not a bird, but amusing anyway

To: "'John Leonard'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: not a bird, but amusing anyway
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 21:54:39 +1000
This is a common thing for the Ring-tailed Possum and described in the
Aust Museum book: "Complete book of Australian Mammals" but a new one on
me for a Brush-tailed Possum and not mentioned in that book.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Leonard  
Sent: Monday, 2 May 2011 1:39 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: not a bird, but amusing anyway

This morning I went out into the backyard before dawn and, looking back
at the house, saw a possum running along the roof-ridge. It was making
an unusual, rustling noise and I noticed that it had its tail curled
around a bunch of dried leaves. I assume it was transporting these back
to its nest. I had never realised that Brush-tailed Possums used their
tails for anything other than balance before.

John Leonard

I want to be with the 99,999 other things.

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