Baby Possum Hitches A Ride On The Back Of A Puli Dog

Sally and Jon Watkinson, a couple from Melbourne, found a baby possum latched onto the fur coat of their puli dog, Kato.

Possums and dogs don’t typically get along, but Kato’s reaction to finding the scared animal surprised the dog’s owners.

Photo: Facebook / Sally Watkinson

“Hugo and Kato seemed to barely notice it was there,” Sally Watkinson wrote in a Facebook post.

“It’s most surprising that Hugo was not barking frantically at it. Apparently, Kato was seemingly oblivious also.”

Photo: Facebook / Sally Watkinson

The couple got in touch with wildlife rescue and then walked their dogs to the vet to get the hitchhiker checked out by the doctor.

The baby possum stayed the night at the vet and was then transferred to a wildlife center to get some hand-rearing before being released back into the wild.

Photo: Facebook / Sally Watkinson

“I think he will be OK,” Watkinson wrote in a response to a Facebook comment.

“[He’s] probably not quite weaned yet but seemed well enough and was clinging on for dear life. I think he found the right dog for that. His eyes were pretty bright still.”

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Chris is a freelance writer from Miami, Florida. She has been writing about food, travel, and pop culture since she graduated from college. She’s actively involved in the arts and aspires to write a book about the Miami food scene. Chris loves all things having to with theatre and she’s currently spiraling out of control in the world of TikTok.
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