The Common Ringtail Possum is a nocturnal tree-dwelling possum that feeds on leaves, flowers and fruits. It is coprophagic and eats its own faecal pellets, effectively digesting its food twice to extract the maximum amount of nutrients. It often carries its tail in a coil, hence the name ‘ringtail’. During the day they can be found in tree hollows or spherical nests known as dreys made out of twigs, bark, moss and leaves.
Location : Melbourne, Australia
Subject : Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Lens : Canon EF 100m f/2.8 USM