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The pygmyiest of pygmy possums found at Blue Range Hut

By 29 April 2013 11

eastern pygmy possum

TAMS are letting the world know about a teeny tiny eastern pygmy possum found at the Blue Range Hut campground off Brindabella Road:

The eastern pygmy possum is listed as vulnerable under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

“Our staff were undertaking maintenance work on a dead tree at the Blue Range campground which was posing a potential safety risk for campers. Vigilant staff detected an eastern pygmy possum so after checking on its health and general wellbeing they were able to relocate it to another habitat tree in the local area,” said Mr McNamara

“It is very rare for our staff to see this majestic little creature. Indeed in nearby Namadgi National Park there has only been seven confirmed sightings of the animal.

“Finding this eastern pygmy possum in a popular recreation area suggests that population numbers may remain viable and healthy within the ACT. It is also a positive indication that many areas of the ACT are successfully recovering and regenerating following the devastating fires of 2003 that burned over 80% percent of our nature reserve areas.”

We suspect “majestic” might be over egging the possum pudding.

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11 Responses to The pygmyiest of pygmy possums found at Blue Range Hut
#1
poptop9:13 am, 29 Apr 13

I think squeee-worthy is the official adjective for those sorts of possums. I now confidently expect a surge of Japanese schoolgirl based tourism.

#2
Postalgeek9:28 am, 29 Apr 13

We suspect %u201Cmajestic%u201D might be over egging the possum pudding.

Awww, how can you say that when you see one resplendent in its regal coat, its stately little eyes blinking at you with magisterial splendour, its imposing proboscis a-quivering, and its sonorous squeaks reverberating throughout the forests?

#3
dungfungus9:39 am, 29 Apr 13

I hope feral cats are not monitoring this blog.

#4
dungfungus9:49 am, 29 Apr 13

Good to see the PC police haven’t discovered native fauna yet else we would be discussing the “Eastern stature-challenged possum” found at the Blue Range Hut campground………………

#5
bundah9:49 am, 29 Apr 13

Well if not majestic then at the very least cute and furry.

#6
poetix10:31 am, 29 Apr 13

From the perspective of a bogong moth, which the p-p eats, that is a photograph of a cold-hearted killer.

An exceedingly cute murderous moth muncher.

#7
JazzyJess11:17 am, 29 Apr 13

What a treat to see one in the wild. Very jealous.

#8
damien haas2:06 pm, 29 Apr 13

dungfungus said :

Good to see the PC police haven’t discovered native fauna yet else we would be discussing the “Eastern stature-challenged possum” found at the Blue Range Hut campground………………

I agree, i recently discovered fairy penguins have gone extinct.

#9
EvanJames5:02 pm, 29 Apr 13

Buramys are notorious scroungers, you’ll probably find them near every campground, especially if there’s chocolate involved. They LOVE chocolate.

#10
poetix8:22 pm, 29 Apr 13

EvanJames said :

Buramys are notorious scroungers, you’ll probably find them near every campground, especially if there’s chocolate involved. They LOVE chocolate.

Are you sure it’s not harmful? After all, dogs can be badly affected by chocolate, and even chihuahuas are giants next to these little things.

#11
EvanJames10:48 pm, 29 Apr 13

poetix said :

EvanJames said :

Buramys are notorious scroungers, you’ll probably find them near every campground, especially if there’s chocolate involved. They LOVE chocolate.

Are you sure it’s not harmful? After all, dogs can be badly affected by chocolate, and even chihuahuas are giants next to these little things.

It probably doesn’t do them any good, but you can’t tell them anything. Many years ago, the possum experts were agonising about diminishing possum habitat, and preserving the rock fields favoured by Buramys. Meanwhile, the little sneaks were infesting human habitat in the resorts, scrounging chocolate. and they still are.

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