Southern Bobuck

Southern Bobuck – There’s No Place Like Home

Southern Bobuck illustrated by Ravenari


A connection to mushroom and fungi energy, a connection to different natural environments, knowing a lot about a little, broadcasting yourself, retreating into dark places, liking the feeling of four walls around you, staying home, knowing where your home is, ‘there’s no place like home.’

General Description:

The southern bobuck, or mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus cunninghami), is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal Australian possum. It has since been hesitantly divided into two species, moving from the ‘Mountain Brushtail Possum’ to the ‘Southern Bobuck’ and ‘Northern Bobuck.’ Bobucks, unlike common brushtails, are not found in urban areas because their diet is quite restricted.

They nest in tree hollows, and will occasionally be found on the ground eating fungi. They are noisy when foraging, often heard crashing through the tree canopy. They are capable of both monogamous and polygynous relationships. Once they find their home, they will stay there for the rest of their lives. The bobuck may be the world’s longest living marsupial species.