Friday, 3 April 2015

Bob the Possum

For a while now we have had a regular guest in the wisteria in out garden - a Ring-Tailed Possum.

Now, as is the way in our household, he has been christened - and we call him Bob.  We don't know if Bob is male or female, but such things are not really important!  Every so often Bob shares his wisteria house with another Ring-Tail, but (predictably) is called Betty.  There are time when I wish I could be serious as well as busy - but I seem to fail comprehensively on the 'being serious' front!

Oh well.

These are typical views of Bob - a foot here, a tail there and, if you look closely, a small pink nose!

Not the best views - but this is pure Australiana!

Tail and claws

Tail and a pink nose 
A tail that twitched and some claws.
I will endêver to get some better shots - but Bob is out about in the dark - which makes things tricky!

You can find more animals from around the world at Saturday Critters (although you will to wait yet again until it actually is Saturday!)  SM

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

too cute!!!

Felicia said...

I love your "bob" images.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I love your "Bob" images, too!! Fun ones for the day, Stewart! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well I love his pink nose and tail, now we haveto see his body!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you just have to get trickier...huh

eileeninmd said...

Ha, I think he is a little camera shy! Cute images..

Montanagirl said...

Wow - LOVED it!!

Linda W. said...

Love that second shot of Bob's little pink nose! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bob is hiding! Just in case you ever get insomnia, keep your camera at the ready.

ANITA said...

What a cute little dahling!

Never seen that one before!!Very cute among the tree

Anita

ladyfi said...

What adorable shots of your new friend!

Liz said...

Wonderful images Stewart! I love that pink nose! We have a resident possum at our new place. It loves running across the roof at night making quite a ruckus!

Missy George said...

At least your possum isn't in your hen house eating your chickens.I'll send you the link..

Mary Hone said...

That tail is so cute. I bet the rest of him is too.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Stewart; At first, without reading and just from the picture; I wasn't aware of Bob hiding and wondered what the long white thing p:) Very cute pink nose,too♪

PS> Reading your kind comment for me,I admire you. Without blogging, I wouldn't have paid attention about the leg thing I posted p:-) Thanks to the blog friends, opened my eyes to the nature.

Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Ela said...

So a beautiful creature :)))
Happy Easter !!

Ela said...

So a beautiful creature :)))
Happy Easter !!

Lea said...

Much cuter than the possums we have in the US.
Happy Easter!
Lea

Irma said...

Wonderful images, Stewart.
I love these pink nose.
Happy Easter.

Gunilla Bäck said...

So cute! I love the little pink nose.

Linda M. Carmean said...

Just so adorable! Love your little visitor!