On that day in Melbourne, Australia, there was a young brushtail possum who clung to a pole metal pole, without knowing what to do next! His mother was nowhere in sight, and the little one was frozen with fear near that supermarket dumpster. But luckily, trained animal rescuers from Warriors 4 Wildlife didn’t let him fear more.
“Unfortunately, it is normal to encounter possum displaced in all kinds of situations,” a representative from the Warriors for Wildlife said. With the hope of reuniting the possum with his mother, rescuers nestled him in a cloth pouch that they hung close by. Rescuers often use pouches like this as a way of making the baby possums feel safer like they are being held by their mother.
The rescuers were waiting for the mother for two nights and then came to the difficult conclusion that this possum’s mother was not going to come back. As they figured out where to take him, they became acquainted with the little one’s sweet personality.
“He was particularly cheeky and very quirky, enjoying eating his food upside down,” the representative from the rescue said. The rescuers took the baby possum to a wildlife care center, with everything he needed.
After about two months of rehabilitation, the possum will be released to his natural habitat. Thanks to the empathetic people who took care of him, the possum will live a longer life in nature.