Found our marauding possum up the neighbours camellia tree yesterday. He looked a bit out of it, probably due to daylight hours. I think his health is ok. I’m guessing this is the guy that’s been messing with the veggie patch…although not since the mesh has been over the top. He’s a young adult Ringtail possum. We have two species here in Brisbane; the Ringtail and the Brushtail. Both are quite appealing in their cuteness. I took a couple of pics.
I’ve had to take preventative measures to stop the local possum family from marauding through my little garden and snacking on everything, including flowers…they loved the violas! So the garden is now covered with a large tent like sheet of bird mesh, supported by a small tough willing bush in the centre. It seems to have worked. Now the garden has a very strange appearance, like some ghostly apparition in the evening light, but at least I can pick salad items and not be disappointed. We love our native wildlife but sometimes it can be really annoying!