“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.