I wish I could say that this adorable little creature is “mine” but I can’t.
It turned up yesterday on the veranda of my friends Trish & Richard, looking a bit poorly. We think it might be an Eastern Pygmy Possum, a threatened species which weighs between 10 and 50 grams – that’s about the same as a normal chicken egg! You can see just how small it is when you compare it to the width of the decking in the photo below.
By the time we’d finished our coffee it was gone, hopefully safely back up a tree.
I’d love to think that they were sneaking around MY garden after dark.
Note: photo courtesy of Richard Carruthers