Thursday, January 22, 2009

But It Doesn't Look Like a Possum

This picture doesn't do him justice, but this little guy is so cute!  We saw him scrambling around the trees that line the entrance of our hotel in Melbourne, and the only thing I had on me was my iPhone and not a proper camera. 

We were in formed by a local that he's a possum, and we couldn't believe it because possums as we know them are nasty creatures with rat-like skin tails.  Our new friend's tail is long and fluffy.  A Google search confirmed that he is, indeed, an Australian Possum, and unlike its namesake in the States, this guy is actually loved by many Australians.

I haven't seen him - or any of his brethren - since that night, but I'm on the lookout.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just "playing"? lol