Nothing is as simple as it seems.

Here’s a new perspective on rubbish: when Parks Victoria ranger Noel Muller was rearranging a trailer full of rubbish at Golden Point after clean up day on Sunday, he noticed something unexpected sticking out of the side of one of his collection of decrepit mattresses, collected earlier on the edge of Kalimna Park.

It was the head of a phascogale, rather surprised to find its comfortable accommodation bounced around so much.

As we’ve reported in a previous post, the phascogale is a pretty opportunistic creature: it’s been found in filing boxes and coat pockets before. It’s a bit unsettling to find it settling into a mouldy mattress, however.

Noel took the mattress back to where it was collected, to give the phascogale a chance to collect its wits.

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