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Aboriginal Art Symbols - Possum Footprint


Aboriginal Art Symbols - Possum Track

Aboriginal Art Symbols - Possum Footprint

  • The Aboriginal art symbol for a possum footprint is a straight line with four protruding digits that represent the four clawed toes on its hind foot. Its clawless fifth toe which can be turned like a thumb to grasp branches is ignored.
  • The possum, which is about the same size as a domestic cat, is a marsupial that lives in hollowed trees and logs. It emerges at night to eat and drink around waterholes, where it falls prey to Aboriginal hunters.

  • The possum is a traditional source of food for Aboriginal people in the bush.