I have returned from the wilderness

February 13, 2011
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Had a nice weekend at the hut, along with all the wildlife. We didn’t see any rats this time but did have a rather large, rather nosey possum on the roof on Friday night.

Bob (we reckon he looks like a Bob) made a not-particularly-light-footed leap from the roof to the picnic table and was last seen disappearing up a tree. We can’t help wondering if he was responsible for the indentation on our bed … it definitely looked like someone had been having a nap on our bed since we were last at the hut. We’re not sure how he could possibly have got in (perhaps he has a key?) but it’s all a bit suspicious.

I’m wondering if he actally lives somewhere in our roof since a “something big and furry with eyes” was spotted on our veranda the last weekend we stayed by my brother-in-law. He said it took off into the cupboard at the end of our veranda that houses our hot water cylinder. There’s a way into the inside of the ceiling from there but we haven’t been able to spot a way into the hut.

Apart from that it was all pretty uneventful but the frogs were quite noisy.

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Jillian "George" Allison-Aitken

I live in the deep south of New Zealand, where smelly dairy cows are taking over from sheep in the livestock stakes. My hometown is the small but perfectly formed city of Invercargill, which is also the hometown of the original boy racer, Burt Munro. Find out more about me here.

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