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.