Sunday, October 12, 2014

Two visitors - one welcome and one not so much

A few weeks ago we got a visit from a possum who often 'stays overnight' in our garage. Over the years she has brought her babies for us to see and that has filled us with much happiness and delight. We get visits from brush turkeys, green frogs, lorikeets, kookaburras and sometimes galahs and sulphur crested cockatoos - all are welcome. A not so welcome visitor came last week ......
a red-bellied black snake. A bite from one of these snakes is not usually fatal thank goodness but it was quite a shock to see it in a corner of our garage. A (very) quick call to the snake catcher and she was caught and released in a bushland area where we hope she will live a happy life away from people.


  1. I can see why the red bellied lack is not so welcome

    Cheers Pauline

  2. You are more generous than me. I wouldn't be happy with either guest.

    We often see opossums walking along our back fence, but they never stop in for a visit.

    Our strangest was 5 raccoons. One popped his head in the bedroom window. And, he didn't seem perturbed at all when my husband yelled and threatened to throw a shoe.