We have no idea how this possum got in a very small section of our roof. Our only guess is that it was still young when it first got in there because it is way too big to fit into the tiny access hole that it had. But then how on earth did it survive in there for so long? It must be 12mths ago that we had the possums removed from our roof.
Anyway, here is the little culprit.. or rather not so little!
Dean trying to get a look at it and what it is up to.
We thought at first it had moved into the main section of the roof, but I heard it the smaller section earlier so it might just have moved up further in the small section. We are hoping it will leave once it gets dark. Fingers crossed, Dean is going to have another look tonight and close it up if we think it is gone.
I have been nagging dh for ages, to put a trap in the ceiling because we thought we had a rat up there, it was in a small section where the roof and ceiling are both attached to the beams, so he says he canâ€™t get in there to put a trap in there.. so has been putting it off.
Anyway, it was making lots of noise so I went over to the spot with the broom to bang on the ceiling to try and make it go away. And I look at the ceiling and there is a huge 3x1cm (about 1.1x0.3â€) hole in it, with what looked like grey fur! I thought no, couldnâ€™t be fur, must be just some discoloured insulation. I poked at it gently and it didnâ€™t move.
So I ring Dean to tell him he needs to do something ASAP because there is now a hole in the ceiling. He comes home and pokes it harder and it moves! It canâ€™t be a rat because the fur is way to fluffy for that. It seems we have our possum problem back. How on earth a possum could get in the teeny hole it got into I have no idea, it must be a really young one or something. So we have to do something NOW before the darn thing falls straight through the ceiling and onto our kitchen bench! Who knows how thin that dry wall is!
So Dean has gone back to work to pick up some tools to lift the tin on the roof to try and get the darn thing out of it, and then fix up the hole in the facing where it must be getting in.
We have had possums in the ceiling before and I ended up calling a possum catcher to get rid of them, and he sealed up the roof for us so no more possums could get in, looks like this little one found a small gap it could still fit into. ARRRGGHHH!!! Well I am not forking out the cash again for something Dean can just as easily handle. No possum trap is going to fit into that teeny tiny space.
So now that is another thing that needs repairing before we sell the houseâ€¦darnit!!!