Mother and Baby

Mountain Brushtail Possums I spied form the veranda the other night.

Terrible lighting, but then they weren't sticking around while I setup something better.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 18th October 2009, This photo: 9:20pm

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  • Out_and_About said:
    aaaawwweee how cute! Do you leave food out for them?
  • David de Groot said:
    Occasionally I'll throw some scraps out off the veranda (carrot ends, that the chickens don't eat, that sort of thing).
  • looby88 said:
    adorable creatures, and the lighting isnt sooo bad, better to get them than not !
  • golmuso said:
    Must have been a good few nights for the kids on the back...i got the koala the other night:)
  • teejaybee said:
    hey cool!
    a great experience i'm sure
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh the lighting is terrible - deep shadows, flat lighting, but given I was on the veranda and they were on the ground about 10m away and 2.5m below me, one can't complain too much ;-)
    golmuso - indeed, Spring has well and truly sprung!
    An hurried one, for sure. I went out to see what the dog was barking at and spied this pair, only got three shots before they took off (I don't blame them, I had a 10M candlepower spotlight on them and the 580exII on camera).
  • SkattyKat said:
    nice capture David :-)
    Think we have possums in the hedge outside here, I can hear something ... just cant see them lol...
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath, they can be a bit tricky to spot, although the standard Brushtail you get in the suburbs is a paler grey and a bit easier to see with a torch.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    They r so gorgeous Dave :)
    Nice shot here
  • David de Groot said:
    They are pretty cute, aren't they ? :)