O'Possum family. Tasmanian marsupial
I love the ring-tailed possums that I often seen and hear in my suburban garden at night when they awaken from their daytime stupor and start hunting. In suburbia, they use overhead telegraph (electricity) poles as their night-time highway. They shriek loudly to defend their territories, and often land with a very loud crash on my roof.
The common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is a marsupial living in a variety of habitats on the east coast of Australia - preferring forests of dense brush, particularly eucalyptus forests. There it feeds on a variety of leaves of both native and introduced plants, as well as flowers, fruits and sap.
This family group of Possums is sitting amongst Tasmania’s rare and endangered Black gum (Eucalyptus ovata), found mostly in northern and eastern Tasmania, typically on low-lying flood plains and valleys with fertile soils and poor drainage