Someone rang me and said they had a brush tailed possum that needed care so I went to pick it up. When I had a look at it I was quite surprised as it was no possum. It was a brush tailed phascogale which is a native carnivorous marsupial which is about the size of a rat. This one was smaller, probably just about ready to leave the nest. Unfortunately he was in deep shock when I picked him up and didn't survive the night. Here's a pic of him.