Thursday, 25 December 2014

twas the night before…….


Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house
 not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  

But out on the wires over my garden this beast was making its presence known with its raucous call and general bad behaviour!

It's a Brush-Tailed Possum, probably on the way to stock up for Christmas on my vegetables!




It's the evening here, so my Christmas day is almost over, hope your day goes (is going) well!  SM


21 comments:

Irma said...

A few beautiful pictures, especially the second.
I wish you a Merry Christmas, Stewart.
Best regards, Irma

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, cool looking critter..Merry Christmas to you and your family!

bas said...

Stewart wat en moment geweldig. ook jij en je familie hele fijne gezellige kerstdagen.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Hope I have caught you before Christmas day is completely over. Stewart. Hope you have a great time with your family. great shots today.

Revrunner said...

If he's not electrocuted first. :-)

Bethany Carson said...

Nice shots! He is an interesting looking creature--very different from our possums here.

Felicia said...

He's sorta a cute little fellow.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas

Andrea Priebe said...

Well, he doesn't have antlers so it isn't one of Santa's raindeer. I assume Santa has already come and gone and you are still enjoying what he left behind ... so, as it is a day of giving, I think it is very nice that you chose to share some of your vegetable with this surly looking little critter. He is unlike anything we have here in the States, so once again I learn something new from you. You are always full of wonderous gifts, Stewart and I so appreaciate having you in my blogging life. You are on my Bucket list, so if I do make it to Australia, I hope we can become friends in the real world as well. Best Wishes to you and your wonderful Family and may the new year bring you a hundred "first sightings and even more perfect shots for WBW. Merry Christmas ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Our opossum our quiet, unless you get too close, then they hiss like gremlins from hades. Hope your Christmas was dandy.

Sylvia K said...

Hope you (and your friend here) have had a great Christmas, Stewart!! Thanks for the smiles to start the day!!

Linda W. said...

Great captures of the possum at night!

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. hope you've had a great christmas.

Arija said...

Even possums have to eat. Hope you had a great Christmas and managed to satisfy the craving of the little Moncktons.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Possum images Stewart, have a brilliant New Year 2015.

ladyfi said...

Oh, too cute! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Mama Zen said...

Cool captures!

Judith Gray said...

super cute! I love watching them balance on the electrical wires - they are quite the acrobats.

Terri Buster said...

He's definitely after something! Have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my goodness that IS a possum! God grief -- he's kind of cute though I am sure you don't think so when he eats your garden. I know you had a wonderful family Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year, although with any luck at all I will be posting a bird thing this week finally~

Lee said...

I have all his relatives living up here...they play football on my roof each night.

Marie said...

Caught in the act! I can almost hear the music from Mission Impossible! :-)