When we went to check the other monitoring equipment we came back and saw more marks. They were on the wax tag.
The marks were deep and wide scrape marks. They were on the top and the bottom and inline with each other.
Had chewed on our wax tag in our school grounds.
Possum; not interested in Timms trap
Possum photographed by motion activated camera
Brushtail Possum at Caversham
The only good Possum a dead one.
No sign of being eaten by Harrier, Pukeko or Cat.
Maybe rabbit or hare? Found it well inside the bush, a long way from anywhere you'd expect either of those, but maybe it was carried there by a hawk? Possum? Seems too big for a rat. Couldn't find the skull, so couldn't confirm whether it was a lagomorph.
In tree hollow
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.