“By any standards, this is a remarkable record of observation. In an engaging account, it details the complex behaviour of groups of possums in a suburban setting in Northern Sydney. What sets this work apart, is that its content is based on multi-generations of possums over a period of many years, providing insights that simply would not be apparent in the more usual short-term funded wildlife research with which the literature abounds.

This is observation at its very best – a unique contribution to our understanding of these most endearing Australians. It represents a truly valuable reference and resource for the academic and layman alike.”