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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Unwanted Encounters with Australian Wildlife(Possums)

Australian possums are I think, as far as cuteness goes, the equivalent of Europe's squirrels.

The possums are varied, a few separate species.

The most common in our area is the Brush Tailed possum.

They are quite common in Adelaide's suburbs and occasionally they will take up residency in your roof.

That's what has happened to us.

Every night as dusk gives way to night the possums, a mother and baby,come out bounding over our shed roof and into the backyard trees.

At about 5am ,just as the birds are starting the dawn chorus, we hear them come back into the roof.

We will need to block the entrance one night but so far we haven't been able to organise this.

We love the possums but they can be a nuisance.

Tonight I finally got a shot(pic) of the baby one.

As they are a protected species we will have to learn how to live harmoniously with them.

Ps. We have now succeeded in getting the possums out of our roof. They are still in and around our house and invading all the neighbour's properties as well.
As far as I can tell they haven't got back in our roof.

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