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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 09:37:37 PM »

See I didn't know that either. I just never thought about it because you always hear about kangaroo pouches. They get all the publicity grin
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 09:43:55 PM »

Some of us may be ugly, but we are all somebody's baby.

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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009, 10:08:06 PM »

I guess that we come from the good looking side of the family tree  cool

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 10:10:32 PM »

And I guess you would be correct! Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2009, 11:59:39 PM »

Nice catch,SlickMick


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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009, 01:29:56 AM »

They used to be trapped for the fir trade.


I lol'd!!  Before I kept reading and learned of the different variety I was picturing an opossum coat!   shocked Lips Sealed tongue
It'd be one hardcore trapper to make a coat out of these!!!



Mangy looking and smells of dead rat ~ all the fashionable frontiersman are wearing 'em! 

hahaha!  (apologies for my ill humor!)

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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2009, 01:58:34 AM »

I guess that we come from the good looking side of the family tree  cool

Mick

Ours are a bit on the red neck side, not a digger like yours.   grin
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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2009, 08:58:13 AM »

Thanks Dane, now I can rest my case. They are not cute little things are they?
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« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2009, 09:08:29 AM »

Thanks Dane, now I can rest my case. They are not cute little things are they?


a face only a mother could love http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ckBlasgNSzg/SD3hoE26KHI/AAAAAAAAEnI/4kQ-R3LdMfc/s400/possum%2BBabies.jpg





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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2009, 09:24:04 AM »

Just so you know, when they have their mouths open like that, they are usually hissing and growling like mad cats smiley
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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2009, 11:23:59 AM »

Those babies look like they want to eat your face off!
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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2009, 12:05:10 PM »

Thanks Dane, now I can rest my case. They are not cute little things are they?

Almost as cute as a rat!   Lips Sealed  & they don't smell nice either precious.   I shot one at night once out in the wetlands (mistake actually, thought it was a skunk that'd been harassing us else I'd just have let it go on it's way) and nothing would touch it.  My cats, dog (who eat near anything) turned their noses up.  Not even any wild animals would touch it.  & if you think they smell bad alive - whew - opossum corpse is tres horribles!  I had to throw it on the bonfire.   tongue


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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2009, 05:03:22 PM »

Sounds that they have absolutely nothing going for them Undecided

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2009, 11:46:21 PM »

I had one come around eating my cats food many years ago.  I thought it was very cute and my cat would just sit and watch it.

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« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2009, 06:36:11 PM »

They are especially gross when drowned in your pond...UNDER the fairy moss & duckweed..didn't pay much attention to the "lump" till I saw flies galore...Koi will eat em, at least the parts under the water the can reach....was like an egg without a shell on the shovel..ICK ICK ICK! tongue  I very seldom even see crows eating the possum frisbees & they eat everything! J
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« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2009, 06:48:03 PM »

yeah I don't think a swarm would go near an oppossum trap.

Good luck with that.

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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2009, 08:11:10 AM »

Bet that you all thought this thread had run its race

But No!

There's More!

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.

Mick

PS and of course my dog wanted to eat it  evil
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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2009, 08:56:03 AM »

Possum?  Looks more like a drugged out squirrel to me  grin

They're all marsupials...kangaroos are just bouncy 'possums, right?
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« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2009, 09:23:28 AM »

Wow, he/she is awesome, beautiful animal!


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« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2009, 09:31:27 AM »

still ugly looking thing

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