Last night, while riding with the lights out at Loftus we saw an amazing critter glide like a mini wingsuited daredevil down out of one tree into the next then clamber around. It wasnt a bat, Natalie looked it up when we got home and turns out it was a Gliding Possum
There is information on the NSW Office of Enviroment & Heritage website detailing the 5 different varieties that live in NSW http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/animals/GlidingPossums.htm
Natalie describes seeing it:
Tonight on our night ride I saw this super cute little gliding possum, soaring through the air, landing in a tree and skuttling off!!………..Yeah it was amazing! Standing still, waiting for Ian faffing with his suspension tuning, gazing up into the trees and he flew into my headlamp beam and grabbed the tree! I thought it was a bat at first, but wrong shape…then saw him scuttling from branch to branch…so tiny and cute and magical!! Could not believe my eyes.
Yes, I was faffing with the ShockWiz I’ve been using to tune my suspension. Its really interesting, you can expect a lot more info on it moving forwards