A SINGED RING TAILED POSSUM RESCUED FROM BUSH FIRE AFFECTED LAND IN
An adult male ring tailed possum with it's whiskers and ear fur burned
off is held by a volunteer two weeks after it was found dazed and on
the ground near bushland burned by recent fires in Sydney January 16,
2002. Australian firefighters battling the fiercest bushfires around
Sydney in about eight years on Wednesday finally declared an end to the
crisis after heavy rains overnight doused most of the remaining blazes.