Does look like possum to me, we have a mango tree, last fruiting, one
fruit looked just like that, but mango in shape and colour
The possum had sat ontop of the shed and leaned over and had a meal!
A caution to anyone with dogs...out little mate a few months ago got very
sick, told the vet all symptoms and behaviour leading up to illness, so an
$80 test was suggested...yep a possum bacteria was found, a course of
antibiotics fixed him up. The poor guy (dog) had blood in his poo.
We did trap the possum in a rectangle possum trap, had for transporting
chicks years ago...so a few days later we have a possum in the trap, ring
wildlife people, have to release within 20 metres of capture point!!! What
a waste of time, so I now try to make sure the dog doesn't eat the possum poo!
Sorry don't know how to deter them, we don't seem to have much other
damage from it that I can tell, I think he likes to come and drink the pond water. And poo!
Funny about the fainting possum and the poor bald dog!