Australia's hot, dry summers can be hard on everyone, including the animals.
Ben Saunders recently saw a ringtail possum in Melbourne who was "really struggling" in the 104-degree heat, he wrote on Facebook. She was on the ground and had just enough energy to make it halfway up a tree, he said.
Saunders decided to help her out. He took out a water bottle and offered it to the possum - who eagerly grabbed it with her paw and took a long drink of water, as the video below shows.