WCC contact centre was notified that a possum was seen in this area. I spoke to caller
Possum was slowly making its way across the road as I was driving. I slowed down and it continued to make its way across the road.
Running on the ground next to a building. Big, bushy tail!
Out the front of my office
Attracted by the light in the dining room huhu beetles were flying into the window. As they fell, stunned the possum would pick them out the air before they hit the deck.
Poo on ground under persimmon tree
Pesky possum pranced purposly across the stressful deck intending to make it part of their area. Tangata whenua came out to see what the noise was all about and pesky pussum snarled issuing a challange. Taking up the challange, tangata whenua grabbed the nearest weapon which was not a taiaha. Realising the mistake in issuing a wero to the real tangata whenua pesky possum tried to make a strategic withdrawal, but ended up on the seat at the east upper deck.
Tangata whenua locked eyes with pesky possum down the sights of the barrel who tried to look cute and lovable. It didn't work and pesky possum did a hongi with a bullet, then Papatuanuku.
Pesky possum is now laid in state while tangata whenua waits for the arrival of the resident kahu to get close up photos with a backup camera as the main one is getting serviced.
The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for "furry tailed" and the Latin for "little fox", previously in the genus Phalangista) is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, it is native to Australia, and the second largest of the possums.