Cast - Possum number 15
His back must brush up against the top of the trap and set it off, before he has fully entered it. This morning however, there he was, a very angry boy. When we catch a possum, we move the trap to the shed (so that the cats don't come out and laugh at the possum) and cover it over until it is time to take it in the car. That way the possum is less stressed. Some possums accept some apple and have a drink of water too!
They look really cute, but they are quite ferocious and will attack a cat or small dog for food. They have huge claws, especially on their back legs, and climb trees (where they live). They eat fruit and flowers and cat biscuits! We are trying to work out how they know, and why they are so audacious, as to enter the laundry! We can't close the cat door, becausee one of our old cats is now so old, he gets confused when the door is shut and will sit outside all night in the cold (silly city cat!). So the cat door is propped open and in troop the wild-life.
This one had a huge temper tantrum, lunging at the cage - so I left him to calm down. When I came back, he was much more subdued.
|Cheeky male possum|
|Cheeky female possum|