In Melbourne Australia, a backyard cat got an unexpected surprise when a ring tailed possum attached itself to the cats neck and refused to let go.
It was found when Oscar the cat began crying loudly outside his home, and the fire department was called to rescue the baby.
Oscar did not appear happy with the hitchhiker, but was gentle with the animal. Rescuers removed the baby carefully and brought it to a veteranarian who in turn gave it to wildlife authorities who will care for it until it is ready to be returned to the wild.
I must say possums in Australia are much cuter than those in America!