Finding a little animal clinging to your favorite pet’s back may appear to be a frightening scenario at first, but it can occasionally be a very wholesome experience. As in the instance of Sally Watkinson, who discovered a newborn Australian ringtail possum clinging to her puli dog’s back for dear life.
The woman documented the occurrence on her Facebook page by sharing a series of photos of the cutest tiny possum riding on the back of her dog Kato. She also revealed additional specifics regarding the incident, including the fact that it occurred twice!
Sally first discovered a small female possum resting on one of her dogs’ backs. Fortunately, neither of her dogs seemed to notice or care about the marsupial. Her boyfriend Jon spent the afternoon hunting for animal rescue groups that could assist, and the dogs were ultimately brought to the vet, while the possum was taken to be subsequently transported to the care of wildlife rescue.
When an Australian lady saw a tiny critter clinging to her dog’s back, she made an unexpected discovery.
Then, barely a day later, Sally posted an update saying that it had occurred again. This time, the Australian mother discovered a baby boy clinging to the hair of her dog. “This one was bothering him a little more since it looked to be burrowing in a little more, Hugo [her other dog] was still ignoring it,” Watkinson said on Facebook.
“This time, the vet nurse nearly fell off her chair when we showed up,” Sally said of their second visit to the vet, this time carrying yet another young possum. This one was a boy possum, and according to the mother, he “should also be OK.”
Watkinson also provided further details regarding the incident in the comments section of her initial article. The kids are being cared for by a wildlife caretaker and will be released back into the wild when they are old enough. The pair believes the young possums were orphaned because their mother was taken by a possum catcher. “Possum guy has not answered calls on what happened to the mother, so there is no possibility to reunite and release,” the woman lamented. She also stated that they spoke with a vet, who advised them that such possums as the ones found generally have a litter of 2-3, therefore they are on the lookout for a third one.
Watkinson has been contacted by Bored Panda for further information. We’re happy the little possums chose to cling to their canine saviour, who luckily didn’t mind the little marsupials hitching a free ride on his back.