they do little damage and if you can get a minimum of 25 with your Hire Car you get extra points towards your NZ citizenship/residency application
MEAN.... but funny. We've got a possum in our ceiling space at the moment. They're graceful and agile in the trees, but sound bloody clumsy when they're clambering over rafters directly above your head at three in the morning.
Ah yes but it's one thing when the animal is a native, here in NZ possums're Noxious Pests!!! They tend to shred the native trees (& Kiwi's are the ultimate tree huggers!!) and they eat native birds eggs. Besides they compete with the Kea's for roof space