Dawesville possum bridge a success, more needed

Dawesville possum bridge a success, more needed

THE possum bridge at Dawesville has been such a success, fauna relocator Allison Dixon would like a similar bridge over Old Coast Road in Dawesville.

Ms Dixon said there had been no deaths on Jonatong Loop in the past nine months since the rope bridge was erected.

A possum in a hollow.

In a month, about nine brushtail possums and seven ringtail possums had used the bridge.

Ms Dixon said possums were arboreal and rope bridges were vital over roads.

“Old Coast Rd between Yalgorup Drive and White Hills Road is another killing area for possums,” she said.

Peel Region Western Ringtail Possum Action Group starting

“The average deaths on the road between these roads is around eight to nine.

“Possums are most vulnerable on the ground.

“Bridges create connectivity.”