OK …. OK ….I’m stretching thinks a bit here ( well ….. quite a lot really ) , but once again , I am going to have a short chat about possums . Look , I like possums , but I am not too sure why they sometimes make a passing reference in my blogs . Guy Pearce loves possums , well I mean he hasn’t told me personally , that he dislikes them . He made an amusing speech on the acceptance of his Emmy , at the awards ceremony the other day , so that is why I have picked on him .
By the way , have you ever seen a possum released from a sugar bag ? I have , and crikey it was impressive . I know that possums can run pretty quick , but boy oh boy , did that little sucker run . As it dropped out of the sack , it’s little feet were already doing 100 miles per hour . It hit the ground running , and didn’t stop until it was 30 feet up a gum tree . I’m glad I wasn’t in the road of travel , as it would have gone straight over the top of me , leaving multiple lacerations .
They have a problem at the Treasury Gardens in Melbourne with possums gaining access to the very old trees . To fix the problem , they have fitted metal collars to the trees . This makes it impossible for the possum to scale the tree . The only way they could climb the tree , would be if it jumped across from an adjacent tree . They have thought of that as well , by fitting collars to all trees in a grouping .
So if Guy wants to come home to Oz and play with a possum in the Melbourne Treasury Gardens , he may find the place a possum free zone .