Indeed, it started out all right. I crawled under the covers and then heard noises out on the patio right outside my bedroom.
A couple of days later, while sitting with the doors and windows open, I heard little mews and crying from baby kittens! I walked all over the garden and decided that they are in a clump of aloe vera that is six feet tall and about six to ten feet wide and six feet deep. If they are in there, I cannot get to them without a pith helmet and a suit of armor. That aloe vera has thorns about an inch long. Mama cat would be smart to have
had them somewhere inside there. At least they would be safe, I thought.
Then I never heard the kittens again. I have continued to feed the Mama cat. I thought it strange if she had already moved them, but you never know.
Last night I found out why she might have moved them or that they have met their demise. ANÖTHER possum was trying to eat the left over food that I put out for the Mama cat! I heard the bowl moving at about 11PM, got the flashlight to see if it was the Mama, but instead it was a big brown possum.
The one who died a couple of weeks ago that I wrote about was grey and white. I went out to retrieve the bowl, after I had put on running shoes and a big heavy fluffy robe as armor. Heck, you never know if a wild animal is going to run away from you or at you. This one just stood and watched me. I could not have been more then three feet from it. You can rest assured that I never took my eyes off of it as I picked up the bowl and backed up into the house.........
I turned out the lights. Got back in bed and then my mind went crazy thinking about it out there and had it eaten the kittens. I also wondered why in the world I have had three possums here in the last couple of months. (You can rest assured there will be no more cat food outside) Then I wondered how to get rid of
I don't mind having created a nature sanctuary here, sort of, but couldn't it be sweet bunnies or something docile with no big teeth and claws that decides to take up residency? So far it has been a coatamundi, a skunk, squirrels, feral cats and the good creatures - the hummingbirds, the red headed woodpecker, the vermilion flycatchers and the chartreuse birds that I have no idea what they are - oh and the gazillion of bats on my roof who decimate the mosquito population so that I can sit outside all year and never have any problems.
Anyone have any ideas how to get ride of possums? I had the brainstorm in my foggy brain this morning to call Ecologia and see if they have a trap or something that they could come set and that they could come get when there is something inside of it. I am going to check to see if that is a possibility. Then they can take it
farther into the campo to release and let it live.
Stay tuned for the continuing saga of the possum. Hopefully with no food other then berries in the trees and natural food, it will go away on its own. Wishful thinking?