Monday, March 19, 2012

A Special Moment.


I know I've shown you this little fellow before. He's a possum that I met when visiting an animal sanctuary in Queensland 2 years ago. He is a brush-tailed possum, one of our natives and although protected, his kind are very common in suburban Melbourne. Most people, especially garden lovers, call them pests and try to get rid of them. They do have a voracious appetite for most garden plants (especially roses) but I'm happy to share our patch of land with the little bloke that lives in our shed and last night I had the absolute joy of meeting him. Unfortunately the encounter was so brief there was no time for photos. And I don't know who was the more surprised. We have a large ash tree outside our backdoor and that's where I put the fruit scraps that I leave for the possum, in the mistaken belief that he will enjoy them instead of eating my garden plants. (He loves my geraniums as much as I do but for different reasons.) Anyway, there I was doing the fruit thing when I heard a faint rustle and a little face peeped round the trunk of the tree. We stared at each other for a few seconds before he turned and moved away and so did I. When the distance between us was to his liking he came back and started on his snack.
Some days something happens to leave a special memory, and this was my day.
I hope something nice has happened for you today. Bye for now till next time.

6 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to have that little possum in your back yard..So cute..
    Since having moved to the suburbs these little creatures are no where to be found..
    Thankyou for sharing a happy memory ..:))

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    1. A move is in the air for us too Pat and I will miss this little fellow.

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  2. Your possums are much cuter than ours. Ours are very prickly and very vicious.

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  3. Minding my own, these are timid little animals and always make themselves scarce when I venture out at night.

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  4. How wonderful! All God's creatures are such a blessing when seen close up and personal! Great experience, thanks for sharing. Hugs, K

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    1. Hello Kerrie. What was special for me was that he didn't react with fear, just caution.

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