Tuesday, 12 February 2008

This is not my photo, but a circulating one. Persons unknown, perhaps foreign students, have apparently failed to correctly identify the species Trichosurus vulpecula.

In my neighbourhood you don't mess with these characters. You call in an expert with a long pole and heavy-duty gloves.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The phone number is the 'talking clock' number. Students, but probably not foreign.

12February,2008 at 12:09:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

ha! I didn't think to check it while I fondled the word 'apparently'. An excellent jape.

12February,2008 at 12:13:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

I tangled with one of those buggers in Uni, when it got trapped in our Res. Never again.

A replacement copy of Snooter which I ordered from the UK arrived today. I've been looking through it again... it's a bit odd, me being the same age now as you are in the book... I might write a bit about it in my blog at some stage soon.

12February,2008 at 1:05:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Are these creatures dangerous that you need and expert to get rid of them? Or just plain stubborn (like a cat, really)?

Good prank.

12February,2008 at 5:27:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad it was a prank - the idea of unsupecting students at close quarters with a wild possum doesn't bear thinking about.

12February,2008 at 8:34:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

Clever boys.

12February,2008 at 9:31:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

Well, I believe I've tracked down the culprit, and as I suspected it's someone I know...

Ah, the joy.

24February,2008 at 12:30:00 am GMT-5  

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