I encountered a brushytail possum on Saturday night. I jumped out of the car in the drive and he was sitting in the middle of Cascade Road looking at me. I was staggered when he started charging towards me as though he was going to have a piece of my leg. "Man mauled by attack possum", i thought. Then he swerved away and headed up the footpath, climbed a few metres up a power pole and took up surveillance again. Odd.
I have seen 3 wallabies, several possums and one UHM (unidentified hopping marsupial) in the last two months - all in fairly built up areas.