Why we were late today

Possum mechanic Yesterday afternoon some a neighbour knocked on our door to let us know there was a young possum on our front lawn – unusual for that time of day. Eager boys went out to see and the possum hid in the engine bay of our car. This morning we got ready to go out to Mass – about a half hour drive away. I popped the bonnet to check and there was the sleepy possum on top of the engine. I sent off boys to get a cloth to try grab the possum and a camera. The cloth arrived as the little possum was heading for cover and I managed to pick him up – soft furry struggling thing. I took a few steps from the car but the possum wriggled free and went straight back into the engine bay. So we got this picture.