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Possum Magic


By Wolf


Since we have moved here we have had almost every night without fail had some horrendous clamoring about on our roof – usually starts at about eight o’clock. The first night it rather startled us as no-one had warned us that there were possums living in one of the sheds out the back. They seem to be having a play and stretching their little legs after been asleep all day as they were rather boisterous. So our curiosity got the better of us and we have been trying to get a good glimpse of them ever since. From what we’ve seen there appears to be three possums – a mother, her baby and her mate. Last night as I went out to get some wood for the fire I felt like I was being watched. Sure enough this little cheeky fellow was under the verandah watching me.

I think he may have actually wanted some food to be honest, however you often read that it’s not good to feed native animals because they become too dependent on humans. So they will have to make do with nicking left over birdseed from the bird feeder.

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A friend of mine had a squirrel in her roof last year. It was collecting nuts and taking them to store in her attick for the winter. She had the hole where it entred blocked one day when it was out so it went to live somewhere else.
I think you're lucky the Possums live in the shed. I don't know how big they are but I wouldn't want them in the house.

24 Jul, 2008


Yes if he lived in the house it would be too much. The bird feeders mostly feed the introduced species - sparrows lol. We put one in when we put in the bird bath to try and get them interested in our yard. So now we have little sparrows in everyday for some birdseed and the little honey eaters in to have a bath. Every couple of days the bronze-wing pigeons come in to boss the other birds around.

24 Jul, 2008

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