The local pest man has told us we have a possum. But it is obviously not just any possum. We have the bionic possum. We can't catch it, can't kill it and can't even sight it. The bionic possum laughs at our attempts to move it to a more suitable possum-like residence. It is no ordinary possum. It can steal fruit from traps without setting them off. We tried small traps - the bionic possum is so large apparently it could steal the bait and its body would stop the trap door closing. Not to be thwarted by a mere marsupial we got a large feral cat trap. The bionic possum treated this with scorn and has stolen the bait without setting off the trap. Every possible entry to our roof cavity has been sealed and closed. Still the bionic possum goes in and out. The Farmer has scoured every inch of roof space with a torch searching for this marauding marsupial. (And incidentally made less noise doing so than the possum does at 3 am.)
It is not as if the bionic possum is lacking other suitable housing. We have trees and bush galore. But no - it chooses our roof. Look possum - wouldn't you like to live in the old shed or trees shown below?? Surely that must be the possum equivalent of a 5 x 3 with ocean views, home theatre and an outdoor kitchen?
|Suitable Homes For Possums|
Alas the possum seems fond of our roof cavity. But that's OK possum - the battle will continue to rage. It's going to be "hasta la vista, baby" any day now.
On a completely different note to whinging about nocturnal noise I would just like to send a bloggy shout out to my real life friend Suz. I love your comments and the fact that you read all my posts! So lovely to feel "in touch" when we are all so busy.
Anyway - hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!