Thursday, July 19, 2012

Playing possum?

Here's something that doesn't happen every day - a possum capture and release. This little (?) beauty had been living in the roof space and sneaking folk's nibbles during the night. The cage-trap was professionally set, and it was a thrill to be part of the release party!

OK, I held the door open and took some pictures. But geez, someone had to. The funny thing was that the furry fury was released a short distance away from our building (they're territorial, and are required by law to be released within their territory) at the bottom of a tree that seemed to be ideal ... except being a typical creature of its type, it decided that it didn't like that tree. It sprinted across the grounds for some 50 yards/metres and found a tree more to its liking.

It hasn't been seen since yesterday, so it looks like everyone's morning tea is safe, at least for the moment.