Urban Possum

A polar blast earlier this year could be the reason a possum made a rare daytime appearance in the central city. A visitor went to see the quake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall when he saw what he thought was a cat in a nearby tree. “I soon realised to my amazement it was a possum,” he said. Landcare Research pest control scientist Janine Duckworth said though possums were not new to the central city, it was rare to see one during the day.

Adapted from a snippet in The Christchurch Press, June 25, 2013