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phalanger

see possum.
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And recounts other methods such as climbing trees to take cuscus in their dreys (p.
Animals: AARDVARK, ALPACA, AMADAVAT or AVADAVAT (Indian song bird), BLACK MAMBA (snake), CARACAL (lynx), CARACARA (vulture-like bird), MATAMATA (a turtle), HELLBENDER (salamander), LEVERET (young hare), TREECREEPER (bird), TREE SHREW, INDRIS (a lemurine animal), SISKIN (bird), KOODOO or COODOO (antelope), MOORCOCK (bird), POTOROO (kangaroo-rat), WOODCOCK (bird), CUSCUS (a marsupial)
A pair of 'scratch weapons' for Kiribati women come from Hans Beraz and a Tolai head or neck band featuring cuscus teeth comes from Christian Schneider.
On Misima some young men felled a three-hundred-year-old tree in pursuit of a cuscus (a small marsupial)--an act of destruction aimed more at dramatically displaying their mastery of their new machine than anything else.