Harry the Brush Tail Possum - 3rd February 2011
Found: Lying on a busy road in Burpengary after being hit by a car.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber found Harry had suffered head trauma which included severe concussion, lacerations to his tongue and a burst left ear drum.
Treatment: Harry was placed on anti-inflammatories, pain relief and assisted feeding. He spent four days in the mammals ICU and was sent to an experienced possum carer for rehabilitation.
Future: At his three week re-check he was given the ok to be released.
Did You Know?: Brush tail possums use tree hollows as their preferred nest sites; whereas Ringtail possums build a nest "Drey" out of sticks and leaves they collect.
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