They seem like a lovely couple. They go everywhere together and seem to kick around into the wee hours of the morning.
Lately they have been heading out for 'dates' around 10pm and disturbing the neighbours with their raucous return home.
Sometimes they cuddle up in our loungeroom (walls) and you can hear them scratching as they change positions and get themselves more comfortable.
We didn't invite these guests, but they have taken up residence anyway.
We live in a bushy suburb. We have had all sort of native wildlife in our backyard - bush turkeys, quoll-like marsupials, blue-tongued lizards and a whole family of slugs. We have even had possums before, that we managed to successfully encourage to find another home.
These newbies are not welcome.
Do not be fooled by their cute outward appearance. Brushtail Possums can cause house fires by eating through electrical wires. They can disrupt the insulation in your roof and/or walls. They can die in your house structures causing all manner of smells and issues with disposal.
And they are really hard to get rid of.
Even the professional possum catchers are only allowed to remove them and take them 50m from your home. 50m is not a great distance for a possum to travel and they find their way back 'home' quick smart.
The Geege is formulating a plan as we speak and this will involve some heroics or other as he awaits for their nightly exit and then seals up their entry point into the roof space.
I feel mean, but I really don't need to be sharing my home with a couple of noisy newly-weds do I?