- Wildlife Info
Steps to successfully and safely remove a possum from your roof;
Possums are protected fauna in NSW and catching possums without a license is illegal in NSW. Contact WIRES and we will refer you to a licensed possum removalist. Please see a plan provided by Department of Environment and Conservation for making your own possum box.
You can use any timber you like to make a possum box (except chipboard, which disintegrates rapidly outdoors). 12mm ply is excellent.
Drill four 5 - 7mm holes through the floor of the box near each corner to allow any water that might get in to drain out.
Nesting material isn't essential but a few handfuls of dead leaves would provide comfort and insulation.
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