The Possum by the Skiers

Mountain Pigmy Possum (Burramys parvus) – Critically Endangered

Southern Victoria, Australia

Now, to find a warm heath

tucked deep beneath

a playground of seemingly

vanishing boulders,

transforming rock screes

and foliage where moth, seed

and plum-pine

are trickier to discover;

where hibernation is disrupted

by snow making machines.

To the screech and rumble

of road building;

to the call, scream and giggle

of humans down mountain,

the seeking of refuge begins.

The snowlike continues its retreat

and the foxes have come out to play.

Photo source: Museums Victoria