This is the Australian version of the possum, it looks very different from an American possum. Australian brush-tailed possums like these are nocturnal, they make good pets if you raise them from the time they're young, and they're great animals - in Aus
The Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is the largest possum species and is perhaps the most widespread mammal in Australia. It grows to about cm in) in length, with an additional cm in) for its prehensile tail.
The possum has a thick bushy tail a pointed snout and tapering ears. Adult possums are are around the size of a largish domestic cat and the most common colours are grey and black tending to white or grey fur below.