It moved to the other spot light, and then went back to the first - obviously the favourite light to chew.
Albie has been making up for lost time with his miaow recently, so this, which made him stop and be quiet for once, as well as his goofy face and huge ears which had doubled in size at the sound, was highly amusing.
Friday night, we were awoken sporadically throughout the night with something running up and down in the loft, above the bedroom.
Same on Saturday night.
We were lucky - she was going away that night. For three and a half weeks!
She gave us the key so we could let the guy have access to the loft.
Tuesday night, the 'thing' did it's normal running around - there was no sign of it being trapped in a cage.
He put another apple in the cage, had a look around for signs of anything up there, and said he'd be back Thursday. He warned us that he'd had to place the cage above our bedroom, and said if we had a spare room to sleep in there, as if the possum became trapped in the cage, it would go manic.
We do have a spare room, but it houses T's work desk; not a bed. Besides, it is right next to the main bedroom, and the walls are so thin we wouldn't be protected from the noise in the slightest.
We waited, ready for a noisy night.
There was no sound of a cross possum trying to get out of a cage, but it was far from quiet. In fact, it sounded as if the 'thing' was playing on the cage, rather than in it.
We are not accustomed to the birds out here yet, but it was definitely not a bird.
He suggested we gave it another night to take the bait.
That night, the 'thing' had a party.
We hardly slept. It was pretty loud, banging, scratching, jumping and running around.
Why had it become worse?!
...until 9pm, when the sounds started...
...and continued all night.
Another night of less than two hours sleep for us.
We went to bed, and thought we heard something on the roof and then under the eves, scrabbling around trying to get in. We listened for the sound to continue on in to the loft, but it never came.
I hope I'm not tempting fate typing this, but so far so good...