A possum resting in the nest

13 May 2013

There was a little visitor to our chicken coop last night.  I found him this morning when I let the girls out. It looks like a little brushtail possum, a native animal in this area. We had another visiting possum stay in our nest a few years back and that one was injured. It stayed a week or so and then disappeared. I hope he regained strength and went back to his tree. 

This little fellow looks to have lost some fur on his face so he may have been in a fight with a dog, cat or other possum. Whatever his problem, we'll leave him alone to rest and, hopefully, recover.