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diligentduck starts with ...
I'm asking for advice on possum poo removal. I am reluctant to just bag it and throw it in the rubbish bin. What is the best way to clean it up and can I just throw it under the native shrubs and trees in the front yard?

As I've just put in my first fruit trees I think this may be an ongoing problem. I'm thinking of protecting the Pinkabelle and letting them have the crab apples.

The neighbours have a mandarin(?) tree near our back fence. It's been there for years but this is the first season we've had poo over the pool pump housing. It could be a rat but the other neighbours have a huge tree over hanging the area.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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21st November 2010 9:03am
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Pauline says...
If you have a compost bin it would be great in there. But if not, yer just chuck it under the trees.

I had possums eating my pinkabelle apples. I put blood and bone around the tree (even tipped it on the leaves) and it did seem to work........

Good luck
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MaryT says...
Possum poo is rounded at each end and rat poo is pointy. I find possum droppings every morning; they just go into general revenue. :)
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diligentduck says...
Thanks for the replies.
Most of it is blunt.
What is 'general revenue'?
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22nd November 2010 9:19am
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MaryT says...
I just sweep them up and put them in the garden... :)
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amanda says...
General revenue = free manure!
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24th November 2010 2:00am
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Will says...
The possums have a big part each night in my front and back yard. It's full of poo. How do I stop this habit. Sick of cleaning upo all the crap every few days...
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Jason says...
I leave apples at my front door as an offering to the great possum gods. In return I get lots of free possum poo all around the yard :D. They seem to like apples more than I do so it works out well
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snottiegobble says...
Like your style, Jason, its cruisey! I feed my magpies,& silvereyes .They also eat my caterpillars & bugs, what more could you want?
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Mike says...
I have 4 geese and 5 ducks in my backyard that crop the grass,eat fallen fruit and are constantly on fertliser patrol.The eat my scraps and provide eggs.
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amanda says...
What do duck n geese eggs taste like Mike? are they stronger in flavour than a chook egg?
(I am not a big egg eater unless I am hungover maybe ;) But I really like ducks n geese...)

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Mike says...
Just the same as chicken eggs but not really stronger.They have much bigger yolks and are not as watery.Gesse eggs might be around 160g.
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Julie says...
I always thought duck eggs had a really strong taste, till I had some from a friend who didn't have snails in her garden. They were really nice.

The duck eggs I had before that were from people who kept ducks for snail control. That's my experience anyway.
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au0rey says...
One question, does possum poo look like small dog poo by any chance? I have seen elongated hard dark droppings and I know those are possum poo. Recently however I kept getting this dog poo lookalike on top of my fence at the same position so far thrice! It looks like a swirl and is grey, sorry for being so vivid! I thought my neighbour's doing a prank but we are on fine terms. Thanks!
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steve sydneu says...
Pointed at both ends?? Like extruded tooth paste.
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MaryT says...
Possum poo are small and looks nothing like dog's poo. They are rounded at each end. Pointed at each end indicates rat; my guess for the "swirl" would be a cat, stalking a possum.
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au0rey says...
Serious? I showed my neighbour the 'swirl' on the fence and he said it could be possum's and its poo depends on its diet. I have always thought that possum's poo is hard and elongated as I have seen it at my old rental place where possums are very regular visitors so I was surprised when he said it was possum's.

Do cats poo on fences? It's all wooden fence. I thought cats dig and poo and cover? Rat... havent seen one though. It's a mystery which animal have done that. Whatever it is, I hope it wont start feeding my crops.
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MaryT says...
Hahaha I have no idea about the toilet habits of cats; just a wild guess though I do know they pounce on possums.
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Jason says...
Possums used to beat the crap out of my cat when I was young and silly enough to have a cat :p
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MaryT says...
Yes, Jason, the possums can defend themselves against cats and I am sure they get better at it with practice. :)
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au0rey says...
whatever that culprit is, I have better design some 'guard' to fix on my fence to deter it from entering my garden. btw the green fence is the same one which is in my picture.
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JudyH says...
To keep possums off your plants & trees just fill a section of stocking leg, or half hose, with human hair ( ask your hairdresser for some floor sweepings ) or dog hair from the groomer.
Tie the filled stocking to the base of the tree or in the area you don't want the possums to visit and they will avoid that area.
This Really Works!
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