Crash the brushtail possum

Meet Crash. Crash is a baby brushtail possum weighing no more than 100g. He was brought into the Fitzroy Veterinary Clinic earlier this month after his mum had been hit by a car. Unfortunately she died instantly, but tucked away safely in her pouch was little "Crash" (as he was named by his wildlife carer).

Crash had several minor lacerations and needed surgery to suture his wounds. Because Crash was so small the surgery and anesthetic were very risky, but without it he stood no chance of surviving.

Crash did survive the surgery and is currently being raised by a foster mum (a licensed wildlife carer) who will provide him with all the love and care he needs until he is big enough to be released back into the wild.