#A to Z Challenge – 18 April 2018 – P is for Possum – a Haibun

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#A to Z Challenge – 18 April 2018 – P is for  Possum – a Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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The common brush-tailed Possum Their colors vary from a silver-grey, brown, black, red and gold underbelly, large pointed ears, with a bushy tail that’s naked underneath.

Females, gestation period 16-18 days, after which they give birth to one young possum which climbs unaided into the pouch and attach to a teat, where they stay for another four or five months.

Brush-tailed possums can live up to thirteen years in the wild

They are considered a major threat to New Zealand native forest and birds, causing damage to pine plantations, agriculture and conservation destroying fruit trees, vegetable gardens, also flower gardens, especially roses, there is nothing they don’t eat.

their fur, valuable
possum merino clothing
soft wool for knitters

Article about the possum fur.

April 2018 A to Z Challenge

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