Foraging and denning patterns of brushtail possums, and their possible relationship to contact with cattle and the transmission of bovine tuberculosis.

@article{Paterson1995ForagingAD,
  title={Foraging and denning patterns of brushtail possums, and their possible relationship to contact with cattle and the transmission of bovine tuberculosis.},
  author={Bruce M. Paterson and Roger S. Morris and Jay Weston and Phil E. Cowan},
  journal={New Zealand veterinary journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={281-8}
}
Radio-tracking and direct observation were used over 18 months in 1990-92 to investigate both the use of sleeping dens and foraging activity by possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) on a 21 ha site in the Wairarapa used for a longitudinal study of bovine tuberculosis. Males had larger home ranges than females, and both sexes had larger activity areas during the autumn mating season than at other times of the year. Possums typically foraged in only a small area of their home ranges (termed an activity… CONTINUE READING