After having a whinge last night about how crappy I felt I woke this morning to see I had a visitor.
This little guy/gal for some as yet unknown reason decided my Jasmine was a nice place to hang out!
He is safe as the kitties and pups do not go out there..but of course I was concerned at why he was there!
I had a look and could see no obvious signs of injury and he looked me square back in the eyes..
Now that worries me as wildlife generally are not so blasé about humans..
I rang the Wildlife peeps and waited their call..and took some pics of this cutie!
He is not really small but not that big so maybe a teenager..maybe scared from his home by Magpies or ravens.
Maybe curious and wandered off and found himself at dawn with the need to hideout for the day..maybe seeking somewhere cool..i do not know.
Whatever the reason I placed some water in a bowl for him but no food..i would hate to think he had some tummy issues and it is always best to err on the side of caution..
Virgil the verandah possum is a Ringtail..they are not a pest and are like all wildlife here protected by laws..he is a night guy and a marsupial,he has a long prehensile tail which he uses to get around and cling onto things like my Jasmine!
They are not really pests as unlike Brushtails they tend to not use humans buildings to live in.
They are very sweet and I have not seen a ringtail for a long time here so this is either good news..or not good as he may be in trouble.
I had a visit from Kerry who was contacted by HEPBURN WILDLIFE, we had a look at him and she suggested that we leave him and I check tonight with a torch to see if he has moved on..if he has fine ..but I think if he is there in the morning we will maybe get him off in care..just in case he is not well.
So my day was made a little brighter by a visit from Virgil..not my usual Roos or Echidnas or even snakes!
I am still battling my eyes today but thankyou to everyone who has sent their hugs my way…always so much appreciated..so I say thanks with some cute pics!
UPDATE:At 9.30pm I checked and Virgil had not moved,i noticed his breathing was a bit harder and wondered if it was because he was now waking up,it is very windy tonight!..Kerry rang and we discussed it and I said I would check him later..at 10.00pm..gone..Virgil has bid us adieu and headed to the gumtrees! bon voyage little friend and thanks for dropping by 🙂
Pee ess Hubby is now on a mission to make possum boxes ..we had olanned to do this but as everything else it has been put to the back of the list..until now 🙂