We’re frustrated, pissed and have had reached our limit when it comes to our resident and persistent possums. These thieves have been stalking our precious kalamansi lime tree and devouring all of the fruit. We noticed that the kalamansi limes were disappearing from the tree faster than we can eat or drink them. At first we accused each other of hogging the delicious fruit, and not sharing with one another. But after a few watchful days, we knew the perpetrator was someone or something else. There’s been a long history of gardening warfare between us and the possums. They’ve stolen our persimmons, assaulted our tomatoes, decapitated our broccoli plants and now are partaking in a citrus felony.
Granted, the kalamansi limes are fragrant and addicting, but never in our gardening experience did we ever think they’d attack sour citrus.
Luckily the other day, Dante and Sierra sighted one of the damn possums hovering above the garden, clinging to the telephone wire. Our dogs were awake and ready to defend OUR territory, OUR garden and OUR fruit! The presence of two big, vicious (they fake it well) and hungry K-9’s underneath pretty much scared the crap out of the possum. They had him frozen on the wire for over an hour, going into a frenzy every time he would move the slightest inch. Serves the little bastard right!
Dante, aka: flying dog, was jumping as high in the air as possible to get the possum, while Sierra was patiently waiting underneath for the prized possum catch. They worked as a great team. Sierra ever vigilant, but lacking the hops for any true menacing threat. Dante, the wonderdog, would grow bored at the possum’s stillness, and would wander off until Sierra alerted him to the possum’s movements. Then the two would whip up into an attack mania that would have cornered a lion.
All in the name of defending the homestead! Back off, Possums!
When we finally do have a harvest again of kalamansi limes, we’ll make kalamansi (calamondin) lime cocktails that will cure all of our possum blues!