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I'm so delighted to bring a very unusual rescue story to the CATWALK today!
Towards the end of spring last year, we had a severe windstorm that affected many areas of Victoria. This is the experience our friend, Norm, shared with us after the gales...
"I was out for a walk around 7:30am with our miniature poodles, Crystal & Pearl. They were sniffing everything as usual when a baby ringtail possum peeked out from under a bush - then tentatively approached.
Crystal leaned forward to gently sniff the arrival. That presented her ear tresses as an excellent ladder and the little possum climbed to the top of her head then onto her back. Poor Crystal was initially concerned but I settled her down and she decided her unexpected passenger was acceptable. The possum bub seemed much happier riding around than on the ground and I suspect Crystal's litters of pups predisposed her to accepting something small hanging on.
Mother Possum was nowhere to be seen. I guess the little possum fell off his transport during the night in the high winds. He appeared to be unhurt and in excellent health and was collected by a Wildlife Rescue person later in the day."Anyone got a caption they'd like to share for any of these gorgeous pics?
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Soooooo cute, Sharon!!ReplyDelete
How about this? Caption #1 - Are you my Mummy?
That works well, Amy! There's a question in both sets of eyes, isn't there?!Delete
What a great story and as for a caption all I can say is cute cute and more cute what sweeties they both are :)
Helen, I agree! This pics (and story) have a big awwwww factor!Delete
So cute. Wow, that is one well behaved possum. Any possum I've ever come across was been less than chilled.ReplyDelete
In picture #3 it looks like Crystal is saying 'Are you kidding me?'
Isn't it cute, Louisa! :)ReplyDelete
Jen, that is a good caption for #3! LOLReplyDelete
Sharon, what gorgeous pics! And how lucky for the bub that someone kind was going by. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Annie, it is very lucky for the possum bub that Norm went by when he did! Later in the morning and the wee fellow might have wandered off to see what else he could find.Delete
I think possum baby is very lucky (or smart!) in who he chose to hitchhike with. I doubt my Jack Russells would have been so accepting. They chase anything that isn't nailed down!ReplyDelete
Oh, good point, Bron! The relaxed, maternal Crystal sounds like a much better bet than one of your Jack Russells! So many potential pitfalls for a baby possum.ReplyDelete