The octopossum lives by the sea;
no marine creature’s stranger than he!
A bushy tail and eight long arms,
with one big eye to complete his charms.
Even mighty whales avoid this beast;
they take one look and head nor’-nor’-east.
No shark swims near the octo-p.,
for fear the latter eats it for tea.
The octopossum can be gentle,
but one thing always drives him mental:
to avoid his rage and his grief,
we must save the Great Barrier Reef!