When “Chili” the springer spaniel saw a baby possum being attacked by crows in a Brisbane park, he decided to step in and save his life. And out of his selfless act, a surprising friendship was formed.
Even though Chili has never been a father, his strong protective instinct even surprised his owner Trevor Weeks when he leapt to the defence of the tiny marsupial. But if that wasn’t paternal enough, Chilli then let the possum crawl underneath his long ear flaps and fall asleep. In fact, staff at the local vet had to gently prize the baby away from the inside of Chilli’s ears just to give him a health check.
After a few months of nurturing from a wildlife carer and occasional visits from Chili, he’ll be released back to the wild where his second chance at life will hopefully work out better than the first.
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