Thursday, 30 June 2011

Little cutie ...


... or Bond villain?

14 comments:

Bernie said...

Aawwh! That is such a great shot ... definitely a Bond villian! Cheeky little thing.

mick said...

Great photos - and is this the kind of imagination brought out by rainforest living?!

mick said...

Oh yes, I like it! Wish I could imagine my birds in situations like this!!

Snail said...

Bernie, he is definitely a little schemer!

Snail said...

Mick, I'm slowly going troppo here!

But I'm not the only one. The baby possum has now discovered the possibilities of fly screen and is stuck to the kitchen window like some kind of living Garfield doll.

Calling Ravens said...

Living Garfield doll--LOLOLOL!!!
In that last photo, it looks like he is getting ready to give you the finger.
Too funny!

biobabbler said...

wow. just. so. delightful.

Wanna hug it!

=) sw

Calling Ravens said...

No..you know what it is in that last photo? That "come on bring it" gesture from The Matrix
lololol--oh I crack myself up!

Patricia Lichen said...

Wow! Whadda blog! So glad to have discovered you!

Snail said...

LOL! If he starts moving in bullet time, I'm out of here!

He does look huggable, but I'm not sure I'd want to pick him up. I thought he was going to fall off the fly screen this evening (he was climbing up the kitchen window) and put my hand out to catch him. Luckily, he didn't fall or I would have probably been unable to type this. Those claws! Those teeth! (Ha! I might name him Jabberwocky.)

Patricia, welcome to the Snail Shell!

forestwalk/laura k said...

so cute!!
but look at those nails!! i hope they have a good temperament!

Snail said...

So far he --- like the pademelons --- has been very mild-mannered towards me, but you should see him with the other possums! And hear him! This is one grumpy little poss.

Mainly mongoose (Lynda) said...

What have you been doing with these possums? You know that research has shown that floppy ears are a by-product of selectively breeding for friendliness (i.e. domestication). Is there something you haven't been telling us??

Snail said...

I think the possum is the one doing the domesticating! You know what small mammals are like.

I'm not sure about the floppy ears. The right one is a bit more folded than the left. I'd assumed he'd been in a barney with one of the older possums, because his ears were both 'normal' when I first saw him about a week ago. It does give him a deceptively cuddly look.