Aussie Parliament Wants You to Name Their New Possum Friend

Possumy- McPossum-Face

It’s been raining cats and dogs (or should I say possums) on the East Coast of Australia recently. So much so, that this sheepish-looking possum has decided to make a drainpipe its home.

Which is fine considering possums- particularly our urban possums have a hard life. Constantly under threat from cats, dogs, foxes, cars and powerlines- 2.5 million native animals are killed each year. So let's welcome the little guy.

The official Parliament of Australia Twitter page asked the public to name their newest resident.

“Our regular visitor at APH is keeping out of the rain today.
This little guy needs an Aussie name. Give us your suggestions!”

Let’s keep it clean Australia and try not to end up naming it Possum-McPossum-Face.



As per usual on Twitter, there are some who are taking it seriously and some who are making a joke. Either way, this guy needs a name.















Finally a likeable member of Parliament.

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