Our social gardening forum
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:36 am

I love them when they are cute - climbing in the trees at night...reaching across for seed or fruit when visitors are here....

But when it come to destroying my garden...there is within me a voice that says nasty little things. Mad club

We are having a cage built at present - my vege cage. 10M x 6M; steel poles; chainwire around and over.

Those who know possums well, can you tell me if they can get through chainwire...or do I need a smaller gauge wire wrapped over the chainwire?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gail
Gardener
Gardener
avatar

Posts : 1693
Join date : 2009-03-14
Location : near Gympie, Qld

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:01 am

I don't know much about possums but I suppose it depends on what sort whether they could get through. The bigger brushtails I doubt would fit but the little ringtails and gliders would... but I don't think those ones do the damage that brushtails do.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.savethemaryriver.com/
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:03 am

thanks Gail, anyone else have knowledge of this pesky critters? They are driving me insane! (I know, some would say not far to go!)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Little Miss The Estate
Unionized Gardener
Unionized Gardener
avatar

Posts : 2542
Join date : 2009-03-14
Age : 57
Location : The Garden State

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:31 am

I'd use the size of a small kitten as a guide, if they could fit a possum will, bloody in buggars chomp on my roses club club club
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mary-Anne
Unionized Gardener
Unionized Gardener
avatar

Posts : 3783
Join date : 2009-03-14
Location : The Sunshine State.

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:06 am

Daniel the boss said No.. Me I am saying nothing as I have never has dealings with possums.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://asunny-day.blogspot.com/
Pitta
Gardener
Gardener
avatar

Posts : 1868
Join date : 2009-03-16
Age : 82
Location : Cooktown Qld

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:15 am

banana Dan Try contacting a pest exterminator firm , they should be able to advise you.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://gwen4gardens.blogspot.com/
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:45 am

Pesky little things. We have them living in tool shed. Yesterday I disturbed a parent and tiny baby on its back. I'm afraid I am a soft touch...could not hurt them.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Richard
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 591
Join date : 2009-03-15
Age : 56
Location : Hurunui District South Island NZ

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:58 am

They are a major pest here,we have a brushtail variety from Tasmania that are rear back in Tassie, maybe they should take some back Idea ,we dont get too many around our place but up in the bush, there's millions.

We've got quite a few Aussie critters here from Wallabies to flies, they all here club
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:01 am

It is really hard because I cannot be cruel; but I just wish all the possums and all the wild ducks would take all the bandicoots for a long walk somewhere else.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gail
Gardener
Gardener
avatar

Posts : 1693
Join date : 2009-03-14
Location : near Gympie, Qld

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:01 am

We just like to share 🐰
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.savethemaryriver.com/
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:07 am

That's right Gail....and I would like to share so much they can have them all!

And...scrub turkeys can go too. laughing wit tears
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Pitta
Gardener
Gardener
avatar

Posts : 1868
Join date : 2009-03-16
Age : 82
Location : Cooktown Qld

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:08 am

banana I can sympathise on the bush or brush turkey front , they will remove every bit
of mulch straw you lay down ,so we cannot use straw.we also have the scrub fowl
and bandicoots
I am very interested to see a pic. of you vegie cage.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://gwen4gardens.blogspot.com/
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:48 am

Happy to send photo when finished but will need to buy a new camera first.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mary-Anne
Unionized Gardener
Unionized Gardener
avatar

Posts : 3783
Join date : 2009-03-14
Location : The Sunshine State.

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:17 am

I wonder what happened to my reply around 9am..

Strange things happening here this weekend..
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://asunny-day.blogspot.com/
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:41 pm

Don't know - perhaps it will surface later.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Little Miss The Estate
Unionized Gardener
Unionized Gardener
avatar

Posts : 2542
Join date : 2009-03-14
Age : 57
Location : The Garden State

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:40 pm

Yeps, must admit I'm a bit of a softie too flower
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Betty
Gardener
Gardener
avatar

Posts : 1067
Join date : 2009-03-17
Location : North west Victoria

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:21 pm

Send them here, Dan, my outdoor cats love possums. We often find their remains in the garden. If mine don't get them, the feral cats in the forest would.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Richard
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 591
Join date : 2009-03-15
Age : 56
Location : Hurunui District South Island NZ

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:20 pm

Mary-Anne wrote:
I wonder what happened to my reply around 9am..

Strange things happening here this weekend..

yer same here M A,i had a long post disappear on me also
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Little Miss The Estate
Unionized Gardener
Unionized Gardener
avatar

Posts : 2542
Join date : 2009-03-14
Age : 57
Location : The Garden State

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:23 pm

medburygardens wrote:
Mary-Anne wrote:
I wonder what happened to my reply around 9am..

Strange things happening here this weekend..

yer same here M A,i had a long post disappear on me also

Sure you hit all the right buttons Very Happy Very Happy Question
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Richard
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 591
Join date : 2009-03-15
Age : 56
Location : Hurunui District South Island NZ

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:34 pm

That was before i started drinking alright thumb2
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Little Miss The Estate
Unionized Gardener
Unionized Gardener
avatar

Posts : 2542
Join date : 2009-03-14
Age : 57
Location : The Garden State

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:35 pm

okies laughing wit tears laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:13 pm

I think I prefer possums to cats...they are just predators....happy to play with them at someone else's place...like my lovely daughter.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Pitta
Gardener
Gardener
avatar

Posts : 1868
Join date : 2009-03-16
Age : 82
Location : Cooktown Qld

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:41 pm

banana I would never have a cat in this rainforest.too much native wildlife, and
I must act resposibly.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://gwen4gardens.blogspot.com/
Garden Dan
Assistant Gardener
Assistant Gardener
avatar

Posts : 570
Join date : 2009-03-21
Age : 64
Location : Brisbane

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:49 pm

Kerrie loves cats so it is always a sore point here. gasp
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Jennywren
Garden Sherpa
Garden Sherpa
avatar

Posts : 185
Join date : 2009-04-03
Location : WA's Great Southern

PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:55 am

I've never had a problem with Possums, found one in Mums lounge room one night....when she was in hospital, managed to get it outside without any trouble..thank goodness.

We used to have Bandicoots at our last house, loved to have them around, they didn't do any damage and kept the slaters and millipedes under control. Some would wander into the house and some would allow me to stroke them....I miss em... Crying or Very sad
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!   

Back to top Go down
 
POSSUMS! Love 'em - not likely!
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Bears Love Peanut Butter
» I love my boy.
» Nothing can separate you from the love of God
» RSPB Love Nature Week
» Love the sun!!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Garden Delights :: Around the yard-
Jump to: