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T-Swift Gets Flack For Feeding Wild Possums!!

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Cutie pie Taylor Swift, who is currently on tour down under, just wanted to give some adorable wild possums a little snack, and now is now being criticized by wildlife authorities!!

Swift finished up a concert and decided to go play in the park with her animal friends - just like if Snow White had access to a microblogging account!

"Tonight the band and I played a show, then hopped in the van and headed to the park for some midnight wild possum feeding."

Not everyone was tickled pink by the gesture, however, and the Australian Department of Sustainability and Environment immediately issued a statement.

"We know people who feed wild animals often have the best intentions and that it is attractive to tourists who want to interact with Australian wildlife. However, DSE advises people not to feed wild animals… it can disrupt their natural behavior and it can cause some animals to lose their natural fear of people, making them vulnerable to attack."

Poor T-Swizzle!! She probably didn't know any better!!

We personally think it's a much more constructive way to end your night than by going out and pAArtying until dawn and then being too "exhausted" to perform the next day!!

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54 comments to “T-Swift Gets Flack For Feeding Wild Possums!!”



  1. 1

    Kate Gosselin is in Australia? — and without her weave?



  2. 2

    i think the point is that she doesn't know what kind of foods are good for possums so depending on what she was feeding them it could have been hurting the possums more than helping them. thats why people get upset at that kind of stuff



  3. 3

    This is such crap! You cannot get near "wild possums" - the only possums you can get near are ones that are regularly fed. This Department, who I have never heard of and I am a 45 year old Australian, are just trying to get their name out there. Taylor would have gone to a wildlife park where the possums would probably be tame and regularly fed.



  4. 4

    so what she made a mistake, i'd probably wanna do the same thing.



  5. 5

    They are right. People don't know the correct things to feed these wild animals.
    They can die not only from attack but from eating all the wrong things.
    I saw someone leave a fruit cake out for seagulls before.
    I know people have good intentions but these "wild" animals can fend for themselves.



  6. 6

    JUST THINK IF YOU HAD A KID THAT WAS GAY OR LESBIAN, HOW EMBARRASSED AND ASHAMED YOU WOULD BE!



  7. 7

    Australia is turning into a fucking Nanny State…don't worry about the possums enviro facist…the possums will fuck you up if you even look sideways at them…and eat all your mangos…and piss in your roof



  8. 8

    i am so fucking sick and tired of reading about this child.



  9. 9

    Possums? Really? I'm no HUGE fan of Taylor, but I don't hate her either. I don't know how it is in Australia, but here in Kentucky possums seriously don't fear people/roads/etc. I've had possums and raccoons come on my front porch, dig through my trash, and eat my cat food I have laying out for the many strays that come by. I'll open the door and they just sit there staring at me until I shoo them off. I don't see the big deal. Occasionally I'll feed the local possums/raccoons here food, but that is very rarely. (a few times a year, if that, they mostly go through my trash.) I've been around a lot of possums and I don't think a single one has actually feared me. Raccoons on the other hand, are a little more frightful, but still pretty friendly in regards to being wild animals.



  10. 10

    Re: Oliver0

    Exactly. Well said.



  11. 11

    *fascist*
    I should get that right because I call everyone a fascist



  12. 12

    Anyone who cares enough to feed the animals both wild and tame is one STYLISH person. More reasons to love her.
    www.thethrifters.net



  13. 13

    Re: blacklily.of.the.valley – Tell me about Mr. Shoe Polish Head Esq. Miss Lily—



  14. 14

    i dont think they were being mean about it. they were just coming out with a true statement, becuase so many people look up to her adn they dont want it to become a new fad or whatever cause she does it. i know im some places, its illegal to feed wild animals. she prob didnt know. but the department could have been a lot meaner to her, lets put it that way.



  15. 15

    i like how she does no wrong in your eyes.
    and really with the snow white analogy? please be kidding.
    she's a moron, i'm sure if john mayer did the same thing you would be up in arms.



  16. 16

    I live in Sydney, and if she is in the City feeding possums…Like Hyde Park…I'm pretty sure those possums live on nothing but hand outs from people. I once took a hand full of gummy bears away from a possum in hyde park. They get fruit and stuff from people all the time and I usually give them apple slices. I used to have sugar gliders and they eat similar treats. Also, the possums in australia arent the nasty scary giant rats we have in the US. They're adorable fuzzy little guys and if they're in the city then they're friendly and well over fed. I dont care about this girl but its not that big an issue in the city. They expect it!



  17. 17

    if she wants to feed wild animals, then feed her.. if they attack her that's her problem. im so tired of hearing about this girl… i cant believe feeding animals is news.



  18. 18

    Feeding animals that aren't your pet is stupid. The animals get used to people and their food and that is bad for the animal. Not all people like animals and they freak out and they animal attacks. Guess who get's put down when that happens?



  19. 19

    *
    The Department of Sustainability and Environment didnt "immediately issue a statement."
    *
    They where asked for one by a newspaper….
    *
    In most Australian cities their are still many wild birds and animals including possums, flying foxes, and bats
    *
    Re: Oliver0
    The DSE is Victorian government version of NSW Natural Resources, Environment and Heritage department.



  20. 20

    Damn T Swizzle is so fine.

    Who the hell is going to know that you should not feed the stupid possums???



  21. 21

    Re: G0 Ask Alice – Well Miss Alice when I was younger & working solidly on my career of destroying mind, body & soul (I was very successful-Misfortune 500 successful) & I had been expelled from all the BEST schools our city (& neighbouring ones) had to offer, I found myself working in a shopping centre in a, for want of a better word, ghetto (a government planned ghetto no less, tens of thousands of commission homes built row after row, street after street, lovely) & amongst the flotsam & jetsam was a little European man, always dressed impeccably in the same brown, late 60's suit, always carrying a leather gladstone bag, very much cutting an Inspector Poirot figure through the usual detritus that inhabitated the place. But…on his head was the crowning glory…brown shoe polish applied in the shape of hair (with fully functioning hairline) (with a beautiful straight part) and the eyebrows, oh the eyebrows, twin caterpillars of joy…MAGIC.
    So I'll see your David Ferrie and raise you one Mr. Shoe Polish Head (& Eyebrows) Esq.



  22. 22

    Hah we use to feed one balogne when they come up to our porch. They aren't frightful mainly because they have very poor eyesight. I love to see a mama with all her babies clutching onto her coat.



  23. 23

    aw they need to stop picking on T swizzle she's to sweet!!



  24. 24

    Somebody… please…. take this poor child out of her misery! Fucking tired of her bullshit!



  25. 25

    Oh Perez-if this was John M, Britney or Lindsay then you'd be all over it but you think it's okay for her to possibly harm a animal because at least she's not partying herself to death?



  26. 26

    Re: blacklily.of.the.valley – Lily, you do 'paint' a vivid canvas my dear. Bahahaaaa. And you're colourful Mr. S.P.H sounds devine and more harmless than Mr. Ferrie (whom I believe would cut your heart out with a soup spoon if the mood struck him)
    ——–
    I had a gynocologist years ago who wore a similar suit everytime I saw him. His was salmon pink, worn with a mint green dress shirt with collars as big as seagull's wings and a little tiny head like Mr. Magoo. *tiny hands too thankfully*

  27. @v@ says – reply to this


    27

    Re: blacklily.of.the.valley – That's because it seems like everyone is becoming one.



  28. 28

    she sent your office cookies?



  29. 29

    Re: G0 Ask Alice – BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…why did the image of a 'Scarface' niteclub + cocktails come to mind when you described Dr. Smallhands???



  30. 30

    Re: blacklily.of.the.valley – Yep–that would have been the waiting room decor *wink*. Thank G.O.D I never heard him utter "say hello to my little friend"



  31. 31

    Re: @v@ – Yes, tired of it…don't like authority at the best of times…we can't even walk our dogs (on leash) on the beach & some footpaths for fucks sake…



  32. 32

    Who the heck cares?! So she fed some possums and got yelled at. Too bad they couldn't have eaten her career…



  33. 33

    ok, here is the thing. EVERYONE in australia feeds possums. I remember when I was younger going with my grandparents and feeding them apples. as long as you dont feed them potato chips and stick to their natural foods (like apples), there is no harm done. People are just looking for an excuse to cause drama.



  34. 34

    thank fuck you are calling her t-swift now and not that stupid, immature, ridiculously annoying t-swizzle.



  35. 35

    infact i retract that, you said t-swizzle once in that article. FUCKING STOP IT. its really annoying.



  36. 36

    Fuck possums. In New Zealand they are pest! Only good thing for them is a gun..



  37. 37

    "Poor T-Swizzle!! She probably didn't know any better!!"

    why are you using that condescending tone and acting as if she's a 5 year old child? she's a 20 year old grown woman, she should know better than to feed wild animals. and it's not like she actually got in trouble, the people were just doing their job and protecting the animals. it's not that serious.



  38. 38

    Seriously Perez!!! This lil tweeny twangy twit, didn't know not to feed wild animals. I am sure she has seen when animals attack? dude you can't even feed the animals at the zoo!!! I wish it would of attacked her face!!!



  39. 39

    feed the possums, taylor! ;)



  40. 40

    Possum? Really? People are too lazy to put the "o" in front of Opossum?



  41. 41

    Oh screw you, Australia! Get over it! Taylor, if you come to New Zealand and manage to find a wild kiwibird to feed, we won't criticize you :P



  42. 42

    Re: shortociraptor – There's a difference between opossums and possums. The ones that live in the US are opossums. The ones in Australia are possums.



  43. 43

    pssshhtt

    im australian and the amount of times i have fed possums and birds and whatever.
    they're fine
    they dont need to be slack to taylor…



  44. 44

    Re: Starflower11 – From a conversation I've had with someone in Kentucky, I'm pretty sure you're referring to opossums, which are actually a different animal.
    .
    But anyhow, possums ARE pretty wary of humans…but they live in our cities (the parks) and suburbia. At night you can see them running along the power/phone lines. I've fed the ones in the city before (fruit). If you have some fruit trees in your yard, keeping them safe from the possums is an uphill battle.
    .
    Unless you have an army of cats. It's not humans they need to be wary of…it's our furry feline friends! They find them delicious!



  45. 45

    SHES A HOE



  46. 46

    Re: Oliver0 – correct. wild possums would run away if you tried to get near them. except when they sneak into your roof and clomp around all night.



  47. 47

    baby bump. must be john mayer's.



  48. 48

    These possums must be seriously jacked up on previous hand outs because a normal possum wouldn't let anyone (let alone Taylor Swift) get close enough to feed them.
    I guess in Sydney it's a definite possibility, but the general population of possums are not people friendly. Whoever said the possums here in Australia are 'adorable' has skewed perception. Probably a Swift fan to begin with. Enough said.



  49. 49

    It looks like she's pregnant….. or maybe it's the dress.

  50. @v@ says – reply to this


    50

    Re: blacklily.of.the.valley – Some rules are meant to be broken.



  51. 51

    ironic she should get in trouble for feeding possums when she kind of resembles one. are we sure aussie officials didn't just see her eating a sandwich out in the park?
    and btw, fuck taylor swift for shitting all over stevie nicks with her shitteously offensive attempt at rhiannon. they should have revoked her grammys for that.



  52. 52

    Taylor is sooooooooooooooooooooo overrated!!!!



  53. 53

    there are tons around here.. its an opossum though.



  54. 54

    eww possums are ugly and gross. she shoulda fed a duck or something. possums should be extinct