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Old Jun 16th 2009, 8:33 pm
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My cousin fed possum to his family a few years back when they were a bit hard up...they don't remember it fondly
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Old Jun 16th 2009, 11:27 pm
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There is only one indigenous mammal...a bat.
Land based mammal? There are a few more that bask in the sun on our shores.
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Old Jun 16th 2009, 11:28 pm
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My cousin fed possum to his family a few years back when they were a bit hard up...they don't remember it fondly
Possum pie? Apparently there is a place that sells them but I have yet to find it.
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Old Jun 17th 2009, 1:21 am
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Land based mammal? There are a few more that bask in the sun on our shores.
Yes only one land based mammal...that's indigenous...there are none others, so I am told.
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Old Jun 17th 2009, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by j19fmm
My cousin fed possum to his family a few years back when they were a bit hard up...they don't remember it fondly

Possum pie? Apparently there is a place that sells them but I have yet to find it.
I'll give it a go if you can find out where they're sold Only possums I see have been sprayed across the road and don't look particularly appetising
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Old Jun 17th 2009, 3:03 am
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We saw one on the South Island with a white line painted over it!!
Wish I'd stopped to take a photo.
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Old Jun 17th 2009, 3:17 am
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We saw one on the South Island with a white line painted over it!!
Wish I'd stopped to take a photo.


Presumably now there's a possum sized gap in the line...
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Old Jun 17th 2009, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by NermaltheCute View Post
Sorry I've got to ask, what size dog was that?!!
He is quite a small dog, with a very small brain. The possum was very old and mummified so not too much to go down. The other funny thing is he swallowed it while swimming around in a pond because he knew if I caught him, I'd take it away. My mate who I was out mountain biking with was p1ssing himself.
And, he (the dog) didn't chunder
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Old Jun 18th 2009, 10:44 am
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Have you tried the meat? I usually say if you can curry it, it's good eating
I'm sure Possum's edible, only problem is the 1080 poison that's quite widely used.

I think there's a popular wild foods festival at Hokitika in late summer, they're sure to eat possum there.
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Old Jun 18th 2009, 10:52 am
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Possum pie? Apparently there is a place that sells them but I have yet to find it.
http://www.pukekura.co.nz/possum/index.htm
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Old Jun 18th 2009, 8:55 pm
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Tastes like chicken, mutton, rabbit and even guinea pig! Hopefully not at the same time!
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