Saturday, 2 March 2013

Dispatches from the Tropics: 2 March 2013

From time to time, the fork of the Macadamia tree becomes home to not one, but two coppery brush-tailed possums. One of them is the felonious creature that attempts to break into the house nightly via the flue on the wood heater. I suspect that it does not plan to leave Christmas presents. Not the sort that you might want, anyway.

The problem with sharing a tree fork is that it can be a trifle cosy. Which is fine in winter, but not so delightful in the middle of a tropical summer.

Move over!

I haven't got any space on this side.

You think you've got problems.

— oOo — 

And while we're on the subject of sharing, the green tree frog has returned. I do like frogs, but would prefer that this one did not use the toilet as a swimming pool and the sink as a toilet. Still, bathroom fixtures are the natural habitat of the green tree frog. The species was unknown in Australia prior to the invention of indoor plumbing.


Jeni at Northern Rivers Dreaming said...

Ah. Possums. Our lives would be so empty without their antics.

(Now excuse me while I stagger off to get some sleep, no chance last night because I had two possums learning the cancan on our roof. At least during the day the only wildlife up there are Antechinuses lol.)

Snail said...

Late last night (this morning!) I heard a possum trying to break in through the chicken wire on the flue. And then a huge crash as if fell off the flue onto the roof. All of which was followed by a rapid trot as it decided that none of the previous happened and it was more interested in the macadamia tree anyway. :)

Jeni at Northern Rivers Dreaming said...