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Old 18-08-2003, 06:50 AM
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we live in Victoria, and, last I heard possums were a protected species, and
there was a $5,000 fine for killing the little dears. But my wife was listening
to Dr Hugh Worth yesterday, and thought that he told a listener that if they
caught a pesky possum, they could either move it to a location not more than 50
metres away from where they caught it, or they could take it to the Vet and have
it euthanased at their own expense. Has the law been changed?


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Old 18-08-2003, 09:17 AM
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g'day roger,

that's an interesting one, don't reckon the law has been changed you
get wildlife officers to trap and relocate but as for killing any
protected critters dunno sounds dodgy to me. like i have heard you
can't have any part of a protected critter in your possession.

we live in rural and snakes are part of life but as far as the law
goes they can't be killed.

len

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Old 27-08-2003, 03:27 AM
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Well I have a pesky possum as well as rats so I called in the pest man told
me that he can not lay rat bait in case he killed the possum.
He said he could go to jail for that (Qld) so now they have to catch the
possum first and let it go in the same area ( my backyard).
and I have to patch the entrance up so he cant get back in.
So i am in limbo at the moment.
Grah


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we live in Victoria, and, last I heard possums were a protected species,
and
there was a $5,000 fine for killing the little dears. But my wife was

listening
to Dr Hugh Worth yesterday, and thought that he told a listener that if

they
caught a pesky possum, they could either move it to a location not more

than 50
metres away from where they caught it, or they could take it to the Vet

and have
it euthanased at their own expense. Has the law been changed?


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Old 27-08-2003, 06:34 AM
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On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 11:19:56 +1000, "Graham Feeley"
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Well I have a pesky possum as well as rats so I called in the pest man told
me that he can not lay rat bait in case he killed the possum.
He said he could go to jail for that (Qld) so now they have to catch the
possum first and let it go in the same area ( my backyard).
and I have to patch the entrance up so he cant get back in.
So i am in limbo at the moment.
Grah


Kill it, bury it.
It is vermon and parsite enfested like roos and a health risk to
humans.

Possums are not endangered they live in nearly every home in Australia
and there is NO shortage of them, there is an Excess of them.
The over flow of them is causing headaches for power companies and
thats not all, ask any lineman they wil tell you about the possum
plague..
All these neo fundies that save the trees in the middle of concrete
suburbia, trying to mimick bushland they dont have the guts to go and
live in, have set the stage for a possum plague and we have one
already here in Melb.

Kiws are not fooling themselves about Possums.
In new zealand they kill them and mix the fur with Marino wool and its
called Porino, makes the warmest socks youve ever owned.

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Old 27-08-2003, 10:12 AM
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mm fairly cavalier type response, the epa aren't concerened whether an
animal is in short supply or over supply the simple rule is all native
species are protected.

now the possum in new zealand is the possum introduced from here,
there it is a pest and a ferrel so it is not protected and under those
conditions should be culled or eliminated like we would like to do
with the many ferel species that inhabit australia.

and of course we humans can possum proof our homes or at the very
least make it harder for them to have much of an impact. if you can
identify the route the possum takes to get onto your house then close
that route off you will have gone most of the way to solving your
problem i would presume.

give it a go

len

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Old 27-08-2003, 10:13 AM
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mm fairly cavalier type response, the epa aren't concerened whether an
animal is in short supply or over supply the simple rule is all native
species are protected.

now the possum in new zealand is the possum introduced from here,
there it is a pest and a ferrel so it is not protected and under those
conditions should be culled or eliminated like we would like to do
with the many ferel species that inhabit australia.

and of course we humans can possum proof our homes or at the very
least make it harder for them to have much of an impact. if you can
identify the route the possum takes to get onto your house then close
that route off you will have gone most of the way to solving your
problem i would presume.

give it a go

len

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Old 28-08-2003, 04:33 AM
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I agree with Len. Live with the possum. Be happy it's not a cat.
Jock
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mm fairly cavalier type response, the epa aren't concerened whether an
animal is in short supply or over supply the simple rule is all native
species are protected.

now the possum in new zealand is the possum introduced from here,
there it is a pest and a ferrel so it is not protected and under those
conditions should be culled or eliminated like we would like to do
with the many ferel species that inhabit australia.

and of course we humans can possum proof our homes or at the very
least make it harder for them to have much of an impact. if you can
identify the route the possum takes to get onto your house then close
that route off you will have gone most of the way to solving your
problem i would presume.

give it a go

len

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environment
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Old 28-08-2003, 09:04 AM
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On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 18:03:34 +1000, len brauer
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mm fairly cavalier type response, the epa aren't concerened whether an
animal is in short supply or over supply the simple rule is all native
species are protected.


Rubbish
Kangaroos are vermin and shot in large numbers for the damage they
cause and disease they carry, they are parasite infested and a serious
health risk to humans.
It is comon knowledge a roo shooter needs to disinfect his gear that
has come intpo contact with Roos.
They have no mating season and mate all year round, the male detects
the hormone levels by taking a shower on the face under the urinating
female, he does this for the whole gang till he finds a ripe one.
Not only are the ridden with things that are not kind to humans they
are bloody dangerous.
Ask the US tourist less one testicle from a tame one in a wildlife
park some time back how he feels about cute and cuddly furry aussie
critters.

You people who would have these creatures scurrying around in the
middle of inhabited suburbia are in utter la la land and need a
serious reality check.

now the possum in new zealand is the possum introduced from here,
there it is a pest and a ferrel so it is not protected and under those
conditions should be culled or eliminated like we would like to do
with the many ferel species that inhabit australia.


And you dont even consider why the are a pest in NZ, they dont drop in
to your house to use the bathroom to wash theire paws before dinner,
they drop into your house to **** on it and shit on it which will all
wash down on your belongings inivitably leaving your house smelling
like some mad old woman with 40 cats.


and of course we humans can possum proof our homes


Simply erdicate large number of possums for suburbia and limit them to
the bush and there is more bush in this country thasn inhabuited land
by a large percentage.
We dont have to have them eveywhere, nor in every suburban back yard,
they are vermin no different to the Kangaroo.

or at the very
least make it harder for them to have much of an impact. if you can
identify the route the possum takes to get onto your house then close
that route off you will have gone most of the way to solving your
problem i would presume.


That is crap.
You would have to fence of the entire perimeter of the property to
stop them dropping in and that is just utter nonsense
We have a rabbit fence in the bush, we dont need a flamin possum fence
around every house in suburbia.

give it a go


Utter nonsense.


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Old 28-08-2003, 11:32 AM
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Smells more of Troll than Possum IMHO..
Jock
"MPA" wrote in message
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On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 18:03:34 +1000, len brauer
wrote:

mm fairly cavalier type response, the epa aren't concerened whether an
animal is in short supply or over supply the simple rule is all native
species are protected.


Rubbish
Kangaroos are vermin and shot in large numbers for the damage they
cause and disease they carry, they are parasite infested and a serious
health risk to humans.
It is comon knowledge a roo shooter needs to disinfect his gear that
has come intpo contact with Roos.
They have no mating season and mate all year round, the male detects
the hormone levels by taking a shower on the face under the urinating
female, he does this for the whole gang till he finds a ripe one.
Not only are the ridden with things that are not kind to humans they
are bloody dangerous.
Ask the US tourist less one testicle from a tame one in a wildlife
park some time back how he feels about cute and cuddly furry aussie
critters.

You people who would have these creatures scurrying around in the
middle of inhabited suburbia are in utter la la land and need a
serious reality check.

now the possum in new zealand is the possum introduced from here,
there it is a pest and a ferrel so it is not protected and under those
conditions should be culled or eliminated like we would like to do
with the many ferel species that inhabit australia.


And you dont even consider why the are a pest in NZ, they dont drop in
to your house to use the bathroom to wash theire paws before dinner,
they drop into your house to **** on it and shit on it which will all
wash down on your belongings inivitably leaving your house smelling
like some mad old woman with 40 cats.


and of course we humans can possum proof our homes


Simply erdicate large number of possums for suburbia and limit them to
the bush and there is more bush in this country thasn inhabuited land
by a large percentage.
We dont have to have them eveywhere, nor in every suburban back yard,
they are vermin no different to the Kangaroo.

or at the very
least make it harder for them to have much of an impact. if you can
identify the route the possum takes to get onto your house then close
that route off you will have gone most of the way to solving your
problem i would presume.


That is crap.
You would have to fence of the entire perimeter of the property to
stop them dropping in and that is just utter nonsense
We have a rabbit fence in the bush, we dont need a flamin possum fence
around every house in suburbia.

give it a go


Utter nonsense.



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Old 28-08-2003, 12:02 PM
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"Jock" wrote in message
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Smells more of Troll than Possum IMHO..
Jock


No it doesn't.
It's just the new mentality that you cannot disturb any little creatures or
upset their their habitat. Stuff the humans. Animals have more rights.


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"Andy" wrote in message
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"Jock" wrote in message
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Smells more of Troll than Possum IMHO..
Jock


No it doesn't.
It's just the new mentality that you cannot disturb any little creatures

or
upset their their habitat. Stuff the humans. Animals have more rights.


Yes it does!
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On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:24:27 GMT, "Jock"
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Smells more of Troll than Possum IMHO..


Oh shit yeah
It is so obvious in my posts here that I must in fact I really love
possums and was just stopping you all from talking utter drivel about
them as if they where a domesticated pet, and not a health risk to
human habitants we know they are.

In the absence of nothing topical to add to this thread, by example
you are in fact the Troll here Wally.

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Old 29-08-2003, 05:23 AM
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"MPA" wrote in message
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On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:24:27 GMT, "Jock"
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Smells more of Troll than Possum IMHO..


Oh shit yeah
It is so obvious in my posts here that I must in fact I really love
possums and was just stopping you all from talking utter drivel about
them as if they where a domesticated pet, and not a health risk to
human habitants we know they are.

In the absence of nothing topical to add to this thread, by example
you are in fact the Troll here Wally.


Wally is not my name, Troll is not my game though you I see you like to
play.

I think Possums stink, they are messy and a pain in the arse. However, I do
not see the sense in having a personal grief session over them living in
their country of origin or not. We had them in our roof, they were long
term residents due to a dodgy guttering job done b4 we had the place. The
super 6 sheeting had vermin excluders at the eaves but the gutter bloke
smashed them out (asbestos fibro!) so he could mount a deep profile
guttering. Problem was a Great Dane almost fitted in the gap between the
gutter & the roof sheeting. Possums were there longer than 10 years I
reckon and the ceiling was a stinking mess. After numerous confrontations
with them, we trapped & relocated them. We then cleaned out and replaced
the roof, guttering and insulation so now it smells a little like sheep
instead because of the insulation we have used. Not that bad - I reckon a
Kiwi would have trouble containing himself :P.

I see on the news those lab rats in NZ want to release a bio control worm or
similar to sterilise all the feral possums they have. I don't see that as a
good thing. They need to either trap and kill or shoot them if they are
serious about eradication. All it takes is this bioworm to jump the ditch
by some (whatever) means and we have all sorts of furry animals in Oz that
may suffer the same neutering by no intention of NZ but by their actions
none the less.
=end rant/.
Jock





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