The Moyles, Molly's owners, say that the adorable marsupial simply jumped onto Molly's back one day, and that they've been fast friends since. In fact, even though Poss -- the name the Moyles have given the possum -- is nocturnal and sleeps in a tree for most of the day, Molly reportedly keeps watch down below, and totes her around the Moyle's property.
“They're an unlikely pair, and I think that possum thought Mol was her mother and vice versa," Sara Moyle said in an interview with 9News. ”It's certainly uplifted her mood, they both needed each other I think so it's been a fantastic relationship.”
To understand their close bond, you only need to briefly observe their interaction, as Molly stands calmly and proud as Poss clings to her back, wagging its tail.
It's unclear how long Poss will stick around, or if it'll eventually mature and want to break free, but from the looks of it, they seem all but inseparable. Sorry bird and chameleon, but we have a new pair of interspecies BFFs to obsess over now.