Monday, October 08, 2007

How cute is this?


Well..... we had the most unusual visitor come into our little gift shop last week. This dear possum came through the front door in the middle of the day and took up residence in the display shelving ( after dislodging what was there of course) There has been a bit of road works in the area recently so he was possibly a bit disturbed. Our main concern was to remove it safely, because should he run amok there was plenty of breakable giftware around. After finding out how expensive it is to get a possum removed we decided to do it ourselves. We taped a box to front of the space hoping it would move in. It was a very obliging possum and within a couple of minutes we were able to slide a piece of cardboard over the top and put him in the garden. Maybe he wanted someone to buy him. Just as well Larraine found him first, people might have thought it was a stuffed toy. I think you would get quite a shock.
Our Green Treefrogs are starting to get very active, the storm season is underway and there is quite a cacophony of frog sounds at the moment.

7 comments:

Rosy said...

I am in love! This is my first time here and I just love your photos of the frogs, frogs are really cool creatures.

Nice photos you have here.

Rosy said...

Oh I almost forgot to say..."Thats a possum?

Our Possums don't look anything near to your possum posted here, our possums looks like a theif in the night it has a black mask over it's eyes, short pointed upright ears and the body is more bulky with colors of gray and black mix together and the tail is bushy with black bands on it. By the way I am in the USA

Bare Bones Gardener said...

Lovely to see a frog instead of a b.... Cane Toad.

Miss K said...

Poor little possum!, i hope you where able to relocate her somewhere safe.

Jo said...

Hi Roy,
You are so lucky to have so many types of frogs. I guess if it doesnt rain more often you (andthe frogs) won't be so lucky.

Dorothy Guyton said...

Wildlife everywhere. I live in Mississippi (USA) and have more than my fair share of run in with creatures. I love your pictures. My middle daughter has a fascination with frogs that are stuffed and of the non-living nature. I have quite a collection ofreal and unreal frogs in my yard. I will do a special post for you in the near future. Hope that you will keep an eye out for my "frog post." Some southerners such as my sister, mom, and aunts eat possums. A possum has never crossed my lips. Take care. I am also an author of a garden book that you may enjoy reading. Let me know if you are a reader.

Jeanette said...

great photo's, glad you wee able to get the possum out before it cause any damage....