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.

3 comments:

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...

LOLOL.