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Orphan Possum Hitches a Ride On A Dog For Help

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.

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

possum riding puli dog

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

possum riding puli dog

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.

possum riding puli dog

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

possum riding puli dog

“[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.”

possum riding puli dog