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Stop the Possums!
What is it with possums?
I am sick and tired of possums!
It's well nigh impossible these days for a self respecting cat to venture into his own backyard.
The possums have taken over. Not only do they strip the rind off the lemons, breaking branches in the process, they leave their poo all over the ground. And worse.
I demand that all possums stay in their own territory, in the wild, in the bush, in the outback, or even in the zoo. I don't care! Not in my backyard!
Evidence : They eat the rind off the lemons
Why do they eat the rind?
Why do possums do this?
They eat the rind off the lemons and the poor fruit either stays up there to be further ravaged by birds, or falls to the ground with a great thud..
You may not be bothered by the ominous thwack of a lemon falling but I can assure you that falling lemons are dangerous.
Evidence : Possum Poo Carpet
How can I relax here?
This is my once pristine concrete yard which warms up beautifully on hot days, a formerly pleasant spot where I like to relax in the shade and keep up my scientific observations of urban bird life.. How can I lie on this?
You don't want it warming up with the piles of possum poo, not for one minute.
This is what Australian Possums look like
My Possums are Australian Possums
I have to explain this clearly...
The possums in my backyard are Australian Possums. small arboreal marsupial species native to Australia and New Guinea. They are NOT American Opussums (which are commonly called possums just to confuse us).
My Possums (curse them) are very, very different to Opossums
Have your say! Do you agree with me?
Possums must stay in their own place!
I am at my wit's end.
I am at my wit's end. I need help.
It's not right for a cat of my advanced years to be subject to behaviour of this nature.
Just look at my chair!
Evidence : My second best chair
My poor chair
My own chair is not safe from these furred fiends!
Evidence : My second best chair cushion
A heartbreaking close up of the cushion, my cushion, on my second best chair.
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Can you help me?
© 2011 Vladimir