Cute | October 8, 2015
This photo of Bettina has gone viral, because it's unreasonably adorable.
Bettina had a rough go of it before she found her way to help. She's a baby brushtail possum, and until recently, she'd been abandoned by her mother and left on the side of a road. She was dehydrated, alone, and didn't have much chance of survival.
Luckily, a nurse from a veterinary hospital found her just in time. Bettina received emergency treatment, and has been on the mend ever since. She's also becoming somewhat of an Internet celebrity, and when you see her, you'll totally understand why.
Then again, all photos of Bettina are unreasonably adorable.
Felicity Evans, the nurse who found her, says that Bettina is recovering nicely. "She's feeding really well and is quite a vocal little thing. She'll sit in the spare room next to me and call out when she's ready to feed," said Evans in an interview.
Though only three ounces when she first arrived, she has now doubled in size. Her favorite foods are flowers, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
She's also using all of her snuggle time very wisely.
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