|Amiri 3rd Dec 2013|
There has been very little action in the possum boxes. Only once so far this month has a possum (Dexter) slept in any of the boxes.
Amiri has been seen sleeping in the garage door a number of times. I don't know why he prefers this over the nearby box 7 which must be much cooler and more comfortable.
|Amiri using his tail as a pillow, in Garage Door 20th Dec 2013|
Kiki is visiting regularly and in good health. Her latest baby is growing and movement can sometimes be seen in the pouch.
Dexter is probably still around. He was seen briefly a week or so ago getting chased over the roof by Kiki.
Scruffles is also still visiting.
Wasabi hasn't been seen for a couple of weeks, which is normal for him. When last seen his eye was no better or worse than before and he otherwise appeared healthy. It's difficult to tell how much vision he has in the bad eye, but however much or little it is, it seems that he's able to cope, which is the important thing.
|Wasabi 6th Dec 2013 [Photo by Xesce]|
A female ringtail has been seen around. She didn't come close enough to be identified and it's not clear whether she's Tilda, Ruby, Vindi or a new ringtail. She was aware of the presence of humans, but preferred to feast on tender new leaves than come any closer.
|Unknown Ringtail 7th Dec 2013 [Photo by Xesce]|
Finally, on a Christmas theme, I've posted a movie to YouTube showing Kiki and Pinot demolishing a gingerbread house. This was actually filmed last Christmas, but by the time I'd downloaded and sorted out all of the film clips the holiday season was over, so I decided to save it for the following year.
Kiki and Pinot demolish a gingerbread house 25-30th Dec 2012
BTW, I do understand that it's bad to feed possums rich foods like this, however this was a one-off treat, and in the six days the gingerbread house was exposed to the possums only a small fraction of it was eaten. Neither possum showed any signs of ill-health afterwards.