Well, thank God it’s not just me! I read in today’s Sunday Age that brushtail and ringtail possums are invading roofs and gardens across Melbourne!
Ron Smith woke one night thinking his Hawthorn house was being robbed. He crept downstairs and found two possums helping themselves to a fruit bowl in the kitchen. That’s when he remembered leaving a skylight open.
One escaped through the skylight, but the other “got stuck behind the stove” he recalls. Removing it required an electrician, a pest controller and $350.
Only $350!! I’ve been ripped off!!! I was charged $500.00, and as you will remember, they were still getting in!
I think I’m writing in the past tense. I decided, after a few nights, to bring the bananas back out of the fridge where I had been hiding them and to chance the fruit bowl again, to see if they were still coming in. So far, touch wood and May Jennifer Get Rheumatic Fever (the family invocation against illfortune- mind you, Jennifer had Rheumatic Fever last about 48 years ago but it just goes to show how lucky we are in this family)- the possums haven’t been back. But as soon as they are, no more Ms Nice Guy! I’m going to get value out of my $500 and six month’s guarantee. I too, will again have a man on the roof with his bum sticking up.