Ireland?? there are opossums in Ireland??From what I have seen on TV, the Ozy equivilant seems to be small a grey. Is that true? or just one species. Our's over here are quite large, bout the size of a really big domestic cat or slightly bigger and are very brown with tan/black points. Actually a very pretty and cute animal. Pitty it is destroying our native forest. Not cute if you go catching one though. They suddenly become very ferociouse animals that have some sharp weaponry at the end of each paw.
For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
Heels, the ones in the US are equally nasty but usually all white with nasty pink eyes and gums, full of pointy teeth. And nocturnal.
My late "hair nephew" got into one in the back yard one night. Being a dachshund and bred to grab the similarly pointy end of badgers he apparently had a real fine time with it, complete with sound effects that frightened his mom out of her mind.
When we were cruising in New Zealand during the winter, we tried the clay pot idea on our stove. It didn't work well at all. The biggest unanticipated problem was all the moisture that it put into the cabin. We needed less humidity rather than more that is created by burning propane.
Dave, the clay pot can't make moisture, the fuel you are burning does that. The worst is alcohol, it burns "clean" but you wake up in a rain forest. There's a lot to be said for "cold and dry" rather than "soaking wet".