how you regard the possum/opossum. Here in New Zealand they are regarded as the scourge of our forestry industry and a major problem for indigenous flora and fauna. There is even a museum dedicated to their extermination. However in Australia they are almost worshipped as a national icon. Possums are nocturnal so one rarely sees them despite the millions of them that there are all around us. I've never seen one at The Cottage although we know that they are here. So when Mo and I were walking through the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and I saw this female with a joey (which is the name for the young of any marsupial) my camera didn't even have to be switched on and I caught her before she made her way quickly to the top of the tree.
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