With all due respect to Australian readers of this blog who believe that marsupials are confined to their continent, I should like to report a sighting of such an animal at 33,000 feet over the North Atlantic.
M and I closely observed a female specimen in its natural habit of BA 245. It is a prolific feeder; it obtained three packets of pretzels, three chocolate deserts, four small bottles of wine, some cheese and a variety of other items and stuffed them its seat back pouch for future consumption. It constantly scanned the aisle for other feeding opportunities presented by blue clad mammals of the species Campus Cabinstaf. When not scanning for food and drink the marsupial seemed to have a predeliction for preening itself which the author believes to be part of its mating ritual.