Mummy Possum’s baby was getting too big for her pouch. I’d noticed recently a leg or arm hanging out. So now she’s back to carrying this years edition on her back. I apologise for the quality of the photos. It’s a very dark cupboard and I don’t want to freak them out with a torch in their faces.
It’s been quite a while since I mentioned the possums and there have been some changes!
During January and February, we’d open the cupboard to feed mummy and baby but mummy possum was never there. It was just baby and Big B*#ls, whom we suspect is daddy. I would worry about her because they were lying in the cupboard, the coolest part of the roof and we could hear them fighting when she would try to reclaim her spot..
baby possum appears to have moved out and BB only shows up occasionally. It’s just been mummy possum sitting in the cupboard when we open it each night. However baby and BB are still around as we see them occasionally in the Frangipani trees next door.
We have our suspicions that mummy maybe carrying another little possum in her pouch as a few weeks back she seemed to have a reddish/brown dirty mark in the area where her pouch is.
Perhaps this is why she’s back in the cupboard.
Middle son and I spent some time this afternoon making her a little padded box to keep her warm during winter. Last year we had a towel in a corner for them and mummy and baby would curl up together on it. Check out this year’s effort.
We made it out of an old box, some bits of an old duvet inner and an old towel.
Mummy went in for a bit of a look, noticed that it needs a little work in the corner but we think she likes it. We’ve fixed up the droopy bit and hope that it keeps her ‘snug as a bug’ all winter long.