'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Possum Update

Caught the big male on Friday night..  I took him up to the pest man's house on Saturday early and he told me that the other one was a female.  And that she would have had a joey just old enough to be off her back.
Over the weekend I've been thinking about whether it would have survived, and was wondering what had happened to it because I hadn't heard anything in the ceiling. No noises, that is, until early this morning when there was a thump on the roof... When I went out with my torch to investigate I discovered who is still at large.  Yep.  The joey.  About the size of a big kitten. The torch light must have made it think it was morning because as soon as I went back to bed I heard it climbing up inside the wall and settle down to sleep in the narrow ceiling space above me.  
Time to bait the trap again.

The big male



  1. Well done so far. Good luck.

  2. Thanks Geeb. Not enjoying it much but it has to be done.

  3. Your possums are cute. Ours are pretty fierce looking, though it's all an act. I don't really mind possums, they eat snails and slugs. What I really dislike are raccoons. They're not only pests, they're terrible about killing things I like, chickens for example. Our possums usually have 4 babies I think.