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Opossums have been moving into the roofs and roller garage doors of Orange houses at record rates since Christmas. WIRES member and Animal Justice Party’s regional director Queenie Green said animal rescuers got a lot of calls from people concerned about possums on their property. Ms. Green urged people to contact WIRES so that an animal welfare officer could come and remove the animals. She said WIRES is also able to provide free possum boxes that people could put in their backyards to house the possums. “Right after Christmas, the number of calls to WIRES tripled,” she said. Ms. Green said a few years ago that WIRES were lucky enough to receive 12 calls all summer, but now in Orange they get one call a day from affected residents. She said drought and urbanization forced the land animals into the city, where they perched on rooftops and even in roller garage doors. “We have to release them within 150 meters of where they were found,” she said. “If we release them, they’ll go right back where they came from or another possum will take over your roof. The answer is the possum box. “Ms. Green said possum boxes were a successful solution and possums often raised families in them. She said Tony Callaghan made about 120 boxes of opossum from orange and they donated WIRES for people to use. However, he said he was forced to stop his home industry because it was considered inappropriate for a residential address. This includes making dog houses and boxes for gliders. “I am finished now. I’m giving away the boxes, I’m giving away the kennels, ”he said. Mr Callaghan has advertised his kennel business on trailers around Orange, but they are for sale. “If they’re sold, that’s it. I hope to get rid of them all this week before Australia Day. Then I’ll retire, ”he said. READ MORE: Fifteen year old arrested after double car fires, firearms stolen READ MORE: Jess Jennings Says Farmers Disappointed Over Lack of Action Against Climate Change READ MORE: Protestor Makes The Orchard Part of Women’s March Talk He said he would offer his designs to the Orange High School Woodworks in the hope that they can keep making the opossum and glider boxes. “I can do them for less than $ 5,” he said.

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January 23, 2019 – 12:30 p.m.

Opossums have been moving into the roofs and roller garage doors of Orange houses at record rates since Christmas.

WIRES member and Animal Justice Party’s regional director Queenie Green said animal rescuers got a lot of calls from people concerned about possums on their property.

Ms. Green urged people to contact WIRES so that an animal welfare officer could come and remove the animals.

She said WIRES is also able to provide free possum boxes that people could put in their backyards to house the possums.

“Right after Christmas, the number of calls to WIRES tripled,” she said.

Ms. Green said a few years ago that WIRES were lucky enough to receive 12 calls all summer, but now in Orange they get one call a day from affected residents.

We have to release them within 150 meters of their location.

Queenie Green, WIRES and Animal Justice Party

She said drought and urbanization forced the land animals into the city, where they perched on rooftops and even in roller garage doors.

“We have to release them within 150 meters of where they were found,” she said.

“If we release them, they’ll go right back where they came from or another possum will take over your roof. The answer is the possum box. “

Ms. Green said possum boxes were a successful solution, and possums often raised families in them.

She said Tony Callaghan made about 120 boxes of opossum from orange and they donated WIRES for people to use.

However, he said he was forced to stop his home industry because it was considered inappropriate for a residential address. This includes making dog houses and boxes for gliders.

“I am finished now. I’m giving away the boxes, I’m giving away the kennels, ”he said.

Mr Callaghan has advertised his kennel business on trailers around Orange, but they are for sale.

“If they’re sold, that’s it. I hope to get rid of them all this week before Australia Day. Then I’ll retire, ”he said.

He said he would offer his designs to the Orange High School Woodworks in the hopes they could continue to make the opossum and glider boxes.

“I can do them for less than $ 5,” he said.

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