Health warning: Don’t view this if you have a weak stomach.
I’m sorry you had to die
I’m sorry that your kind is unwelcome in this country
But know that your fur will live on
And in death you have served a purpose.
I must have a lot of possums visiting the garden. I finally found a trap, and set it for the first time last night – and look what was in it this morning.
It’s a sure sign of our adaptation to country life that the first thing my 6 yr old wanted to do when he saw it was to pluck its fur. The worst thing was that I had to show him how to do it. Bleeeeecch!
It’s gorgeous fur. So very soft, and so warm, even in the hand.
So I guess if we get a possum every night, the young man will be a happy little entrepreneur at $100 a kilo for the fur. And most importantly, New Zealand’s native flora and fauna will have a few less predators to cope with.