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Possums
 

Possums are marsupials and are temporary pests of houses.  Two species most encountered are the Ring Tailed Possum and the Brush Tailed Possum.

Possums naturally live in cavities of trees.  They shelter there during the day and emerge to feed and explore at night.  Possums enter roof voids when their natural nesting sites have been removed, mainly through broken tiles, damaged eaves and displaced ridge capping.  When in the roof they make noises at night, urinate and defecate on ceiling plaster, causing stains and odours.

 

POSSUMS ARE PROTECTED ANIMALS AND MUST NOT BE KILLED WITH INTENT.

Catching a Possum:

1. Possums must be caught and removed from void;

2. While captured, hole must be blocked or wire meshed;

3. Possums then can be released into the wile not less than 50m from origin in case they are nurturing their young.

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