23 Native Bush Avenue
234 Python Place
27th November 2017
Dear Mum and Dad,
Here in New Zealand is a wide range of scrumptious food. This delicious menu consists of chicks and eggs, kohekohe leaves, coprosma berries, snails wetas and spiders but my favourite dish is the chicks and it’s eggs. However us possums also devour the delicious fruits and flowers which the native animals eat. We also eat the native animals including birds, bats and insects. NZ has nice, cool weather, while in Australia we have to suffer the scorching heat in the air. This means we do not have to hide under shelter to protect ourselves from the burning sun. You don’t have to worry about me getting eaten because in New Zealand I have no natural predators. It is easy to hunt for prey because I am the only one powerful enough to get it. Unlike in Australia Dingoes, Goannas, Pythons and Tiger Quolls will not be able to pursue me and I have no competition with any other animals so now I am the king of the forest. They brought us possums here in 1873 because, a special group named the acclimatisation society wanted to start a fur trade business in NZ like the one’s in Australia. Hundreds after hundreds of us possums were released into this paradise but none of those silly humans recognised the destruction we would cause when they thought of unleashing us. I am aware that hunters are trying to capture us but they have failed several times. I hope you can come here soon.
Love from,Maarya and Nuha
WALT: Use information from the book to write a letter.
For reading this term we have been reading about the possum problem by Johanna Knox. We have learnt much about the possums and why there not a pest in Australia but they are in NZ. There are many resons fior this including the climate, its predators and many more. This is the letter I wrote describing to my family the paradise I have moved to. I hope you like it.