The tail continues…

I have a couple of possums living on top of a wall under the eaves of my house. My first account of them was written a while back – you can read it here.

These are not noisy or messy animals, so I let them stay where they are unmolested. Most of the time I don’t even notice they are there. Occasionally, I hear them going off foraging in the early evening and sometimes I woke up before dawn to hear them returning to their nest.

The young possums have grown bigger. Today I noticed a tail hanging down the wall when I was taking in my laundry. I decided to investigate further and noticed one of the possums is sleeping “rough” between 2 bricks outside the nest. Evidently the nest is now too small for both of them. (The bricks are there to weigh down the rolled up plastic trellis so a strong wind doesn’t blow it off the wall.)

One of the possums has been "pushed" out of the nest and is sleeping between 2 bricks in a most uncomfortable position.

One of the possums has been “pushed” out of the nest and is sleeping between 2 bricks in a most uncomfortable position.

I’m wondering what to do next. Ringtail possums are known to have more than one nest within their home range, so I guess one of them will have to move out. I could move the brick to make more space for the nest. Hmm.

To see the latest pictures of these ringtail possums go here.

To be continued…

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