Common Brushtailed Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) Tracks

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Ludwig Leichhardt
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Less than 24hrs old in powdery/sandy soil.
Front and back foot.
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Can be distinguished from a koala as the fingers on the front foot are evenly placed.
 

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Heard some scratching noises from behind the (outside) laundry door yesterday and found this little fellow.
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He's quite wild, I've never fed him. Strange thing is our dog walks back and forth only 60cm away and is unaware of him.
 

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Hairyman did you take measurements by chance ?
 

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No, I was pushing my luck getting this close, his eyes were starting to bug out and he looked pretty nervous.
... or did you mean the tracks?
 

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I meant the tracks but if you want to handle the him go ahead:)
 

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Found a very long set of tracks about 1 week or so old in dried mud
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I did find two different stride measurements which I would say was most likely due to the ground firmness rather than change of pace . there was a 9cm diff between the the first two sets and the the other 8 sets but as from the pics above which were from one of the first sets found they were deeper by 3x min over the later sets (ground also looked like water flowed through the area of first tracks)
 

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This one was moving faster than in post#1 and so the distance between tracks is greater.
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