Sally Watkinson was more than surprised to find a baby Australian Ringtail Possum riding on her Puli Dog’s back. Watkinson shared the discovery on Facebook and as you may have imagined the photos and story went viral. The most amazing thing about this is that it happened not once, but twice.
The Dogs Did Not Mind The Possum
The first time that Sally found a possum on her dog’s back it was a small female possum. Surprisingly her dogs did not seem to mind the little passenger at all. Sally’s partner, Jon spent the afternoon trying to find a wildlife rescue organization to help out. The dogs were taken to the vet clinic and the possum was taken to a wildlife rescue.
Just one day later, Sally shared an update that this time she found a baby boy possum on her dog’s fur. “This one was annoying him a bit more as it seemed to be digging in a bit, Hugo [her other dog] was still ignoring it,” Watkinson wrote on a Facebook post.
The Vet Nurse Was Shocked
“This time, the vet nurse nearly fell off her chair when we turned up,” Watkinson said. She said that the little boy possum “should also be ok.” In the comments, Watkinson revealed that the possums were well taken care of by the wildlife caregiver and should be released back into the wild when they are ready. She also stated that it is speculated that the possums were orphaned because a possum catcher took their mother.
“Possum man has not returned calls regarding what happened to the mother, therefore, no opportunity to reunite and release,” Watkinson said. She also said that they have consulted with a vet. The vet informed them that possums usually have a litter of 2 to 3. They are being watchful in case there are more.