Monday, April 02, 2007

Possum goes beserk and destroys eggcup collection

A deranged possum destroyed my egg cup collection, delivering a blow to ceramicists worldwide. The nasty egg-stealing home invader made short work of the cups that had taken years to collect from auction houses and dealers.

Though I have to admit it is giving me some new wrecking ideas.

Foxy loxy is now guarding the survivors from indigenous wildlife attack.


W J Kington said...

News flash, I saw the possum run accross the garden covered in cooking flour after raiding our compost bin. I think it is planning to bake a bannan cake.

chiefbiscuit said...

Your possums sound a lot more pesky than our ones which rumble about on our roof and eat native trees and plants and make scary wheezy sounds - but are not into home-invasions!
Aw, and those egg cups look so cute too.

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

I've seen the feral possums in NZ or at least a DOC display of them which claimed they were some kinda sabre-toothed-flesh-eating-possum from tasmania. It was the ugliest stuffed animal ever seen and did apprear to have fangs. I sensed some bias against possums on the part of the taxidermist! Our possums are getting a bit outa control tho with the drought- i think it was hoping the bright coloured eggcups were fruit...

Printz said...

Possums aren't very bright, (one bit my finger once when I offered it a bit of carrot).Their logic probably went..
1. Humans put eggs in eggcups to eat.
2. If they don't have any eggcups they can't eat them and they will have to give them to us.

This is a sort of cargo cult mentality.
Possums in NZ are held in the same high esteem as cane toads here.

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

What do you suppose he had against eggs?