by Dean McLaren
It’s not everyday you look up into the tree canopy during the middle of the day and observe a possum in broad daylight. Whilst sitting outside having lunch today (4th Dec) I was pleasantly surprised to notice, from a distance, that one of the Tawny Frogmouth chicks had returned to the same tree that I had first seen it residing in last Saturday. Upon trying to find it later, I stood there scratching my head and thinking, “Why does that Tawny Frogmouth now look like a possum?” On closer inspection I found that it was in fact a Common Brushtail Possum. After observing it for sometime I assumed that it must have died in the tree, as it was not moving and appeared not to be breathing. When I investigated more closely, the possum had not only come to life but was occupying the exact perch the Tawny Frogmouth had been in earlier, and there they were, both in the same tree!