Sunday, May 1, 2011
O.k., well it seems we have a possum running around the backyard at night. We have heard him in the roof (actually it sounds like he is playing ball at the moment), but late at night when everyone is in bed, this is what I hear...creepy isn't it.
For our international friends, Brushtail Possums are nocturnal marsupials, about the size of a cat, and very common. They live in trees, but often are found living in the roof or shed.
I remember when I was in high school a possum was in the tree above us and wee'd on my head, we had dancing straight after..even though I washed it out, my dancing partners were not impressed..hahaha
They are pests in New Zealand (introduced in 1837) and they use their fur to make socks and jumpers. Better than possum pie :)
They are very cute, but don't they make a super creepy and loud sound!