Guess what we saw at school today!

“Aunty Ele, Aunty Ele, guess what we saw at school today!” said Ms 9.

“What did you see at school today?” I replied.

“A possum having babies,” Ms 5 said.

“Was this a real, live possum,” I asked.

“Yes, it was in the roof of the play shed and the babies were mostly pink with just a little bit of fur,” MS 9 said.

Biology lessons at school in Townsville in 2010 are very different from the ones I had in Oamaru in the 1960s.

One Response to Guess what we saw at school today!

  1. pdm says:

    By the time I was 10 I had seen many a ewe lambed by my father, and I think I was about 12 when I lambed the first one on my own. I don’t think I ever saw possums having babies.

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