We sometimes get possums visiting our garden at night. The babies can create quite a ruckus with their squawking – especially when their mother decides to leave them alone in one tree whilst she jaunts off to another! This was a fairly recent visitor – it sat quietly in the tree above me looking very sweet. Just don’t tell any New Zealanders I called them sweet! They were introduced in NZ in 1837 to create a fur trade and now there are approximately 70 million of them. They are quite an environmental disaster for NZ, similar to the introduction of the cane toad was for Australia.