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20100626Da_EL_004=_MG_9929_Common_Brushtail_Possum_dead-electrocuted-Day08-Brisbane_Australia_PS.tif
A dead female Common Brushtail Possum (Phalangeridae: Trichosurus vulpecula), electrocuted on suburban power lines while foraging at night. It is hanging by its jaws, clamped around the wire.  Day 8:  The drooping left ear and the opening pouch indicate relaxation of the tissues in the body. Blowflies are attracted to the decomposing flesh.  /  Possum - body length to 50cm, tail to 38cm., weight to 4kg.