This isn’t the first time he’s dropped by.
Recently, a student at Australia’s University of Newcastle learned more than just what was on the syllabus that day.
She learned that she was being watched from above.
A local possum had apparently gained access to the college building’s ceiling space and was now dropping in to observe her class.
“This is a photo of a sly possum watching the students during lectures,” she explained to The Dodo. “This guy comes here all the time.”
She wasn’t joking either.
After her husband shared the photo on Reddit, several fellow University of Newcastle students commented that encounters with local wildlife are common.
The university’s Callaghan Campus is located in a natural area and is home to dozens of native species, including this brush-tailed possum. Officials at the school would not have it any other way.
The University of Newcastle stated, “We are committed to ensuring ecological sustainability and safeguarding these precious ecosystems.”
Most of the time, these possums can be found outside on campus, mostly at night.
Random appearances from above during classes, on the other hand, are not unheard of.
The student in this most recent sighting didn’t seem to mind being watched by the furry class-crasher. And why should she?
“There is no fear because these creatures are friendly,” she explained.
In fact, footage from previous possum visits demonstrates that their unexpected appearances during classes are quite amusing.
Fortunately, The University Of Newcastle and its students appear content to share their campus with such adorable little classmates. As the university put it, “things just wouldn’t be the same without them.”
“The Callaghan Campus will always provide a ‘brush with nature’ experience!”
Judy P says
How come your possums are so cute and ours here in the US are so ugly?? lol