Striped Possum


Photos

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Sounds:


Striped Possum Call

Striped Possum Crabbing/Frightened

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Lots of Striped Possums have been seen, on all areas of the tracks.There are still lots of dead trees around after the 99 cyclone, and this means there are many larvae to be found, which Stripey Possums love. We often hear the noisy little fellows before we see them, as they make a real racket searching for food.

There have been good Striped Possum sightings, with one sighting having the possum only a couple of metres away. It was a young possum, and didnt seem to scared of us at all! There are still lots of dead trees around after the 99 cyclone, and this means there are many larvae to be found, which Stripey Possums love.

I photographed this striped possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata) at Cooper Creek Wilderness on the 21st October, 2006, and I was very pleased to see that this photograph of a striped possum, was in fact, two. Sparsely distributed throughout the wet tropics and along the east coast of Cape York (Australia), the species is spectacularly acrobatic and most frequently found after hearing it crash into overhead vegetation. It forages by welting rotten tree material and listening carefully for beetle larvae, which it extricates with its specialised elongate fourth digit on the front feet.



Last Edited August 23, 2010



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