[Warning in advance: This is going to be a very lengthy and technically detailed post with no possum pictures in it.]
Over the past few years, I have pondered the best way to address the problem of feeding possums when there is no one at home. It isn't that the possums are dependent on feeding and are going to die if the food source is cut off, but more that they're part of the family and I want them to feel cared for when there's no one at home.
|The Possum Feeder, ready for use|
The eventual solution was to build the automatic possum feeder shown here.