Adorable possum caught living in toilet paper dispenser

The humble possum is sometimes adorable:

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And, at other times, terrifying:

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Occasionally, adorably terrifying:

This little guy falls into that last category. He has the cutest-wootest nose and widdle whiskers, but when nature calls, you don’t want to be surprised to find him living inside the toilet paper dispenser you’re about to use.

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The cleaning staff of Yarra Bend Park in Melbourne, Australia, discovered the rodent when they went to change the toilet paper, and it’s a fair guess that all parties involved were shocked. They contacted a park ranger who removed the furry problem and found him a more suitable home.

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“Rangers often see strange things at times” reads the Facebook post from Parks Victoria, “but Cameron at Yarra Bend Park admits he was not expecting this following message from the park’s cleaners! ‘Hi Cameron. There is a possum living inside the paper dispenser of the toilet at the Loop picnic area. Thank you.'”

H/T Nothing To Do With Arbroath | Photo via Audrey/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of