Bet that you all thought this thread had run its race
This evening there was a heap of noise outside our front windows which are at least 12' above the ground. You may recall my mentioning that we get possums using the cables as their highways to navigate the community? Well one decided that it would like to investigate our roof and came down the electricity wire and climbed onto our awning over the front window but try as it would it could not get up onto the top of the awning and was stuck upside down. So I thought some of those beeks in USA land think I'm joking when I say how pretty ours are so I got out the camera and took some pics.
Pretty little thing isn't it?
It was well and truely stuck in that position and it didn't like the thought of a long drop to the ground so I had time to go and get a broom, poke it out the window and encourage it to latch on. I then handed the end of the broom onto the handrail of the front stairs and it climbed over and down the handrail and up a tree.
Save the world rescue done!
By the way it is a brush tail possum (furry tail like a brush) which we do not often see here, more often, the ring tailed possum which has a rat like tail that it curls the end of and uses to hang off branches and of course cables.
PS and of course my dog wanted to eat it :evil: