hatchet jack the possum
January 15th, 2016 by Off The Grid

If you have been following the videos so far and listening to the podcast for a while you have heard me talk about Hatchet Jack the possum. He is a regular just outside my off grid camper. It seems as though he comes out almost nightly to see what is on special at the buffet found in my compost pile of black gold garden soil. This one night I got in kind of late, put my LED headlamp on and as I turned around I saw a small pair od beady little eyes staring at me from high up in the trees. At first I thought it was one of those cute little baby owls I have seen out here. They are small at about the size of a jar of peanut butter. The thing was this was no owl! It was Hatchet Jack the crazy possum I have heard wandering in the woods right close to the off grid camper. He has genuinely scared me a few times but it looks as though this time he climbed a tree to possibly evade one of the local foxes out here. He was up about 20 feet or so off the ground and from the looks of it in a tree that was not that sturdy for the pleasantly plump possum. The next morning Hatchet Jack was gone so I assume he made it safely back down the tree. I am sure we have not heard the last of him and he will soon be back to sample viddles from my compost pile.. the buffet is always good apparently!


Video Post notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: In the concrete jungles of a city you have pidgins.. out here off grid we have POSSUMS in the trees!
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