Yes, another possum post. I keep thinking I know everything the possum will do, what it will eat, and where I can expect my possum-losses to accumulate. I keep being surprised at how many ways my possum can eat me out of house and home (or garden, anyway).
No point in belabouring my latest losses. Here they are for all the world to see.
First, my largest sunflower head which I’d cleverly “protected” with a bag so I could harvest the seeds before the parrots did. I wonder if the possum learned from his avocado experience that a bag in the garden means something tasty inside.
Then, my sweet corn. It’s my late harvest. The good news is there are no nasty worms eating out the silk – obviously those moths/butterflies/creepy-crawlies have already done their pupating. The bad news is the cobs are smaller and less plentiful than my earlier crop. Or I thought that was the bad news until I found 3 ears, on the stalk, peeled and decidedly lacking in kernels.
I really do love my possum(s) – and one day I won’t be shocked by how clever he is (they are) at finding the most tasty stuff in my garden. Just not today.