When we moved in we had a resident possum. Mrs P. She had a baby. The house had often been empty and possums had peed all over. We had to wash all walls and they still have some stripes. Anyway possums are best kept at bay with the lights on. So the more our walls got fixed the possum had to leave. But since she had a baby we did not want to totally shoo her out. Finally baby was big enough. Sometimes they stayed away for some days and finally they did not come back which is a bit odd. Other possums have come and gone. You keep the lights on at night if you cannot shut the doors. The other possums come to exactly the same place that the previous possums have been and gnawed. Should that not be a deterrent to go where someone else lived or may live? One of the favorite places to gnaw is above our bedroom window. It wakes us and we shine our lights in it´s face. Most often they leave. Now and then we have to poke them with a very long stick. Right now we have a possum that checks our garden but we don´t know where it lives. That´s ok. They a super cute! As long as it does not gnaw the house to bits! Mrs. P and her baby were almost tame. But of course one would not want to have a possum for an enemy, with those teeth and claws! The tail is like a monkeys tail they hang in it and it is like a fifth hand.