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>> I was lying in a corrugated iron shack near Antsalova in Madagascar
>> two years ago when, with an almighty thud, a fossa landed on the roof.
>> I guess it was after the rats that constantly scrabbled round in the
>> roof-space. Alas, it scarpered before we could get a torch on it.
>Mike Keesey wrote:
>Heh heh ... to us in the States it sounds like you were trying to set fire
>to the poor thing!
Ha, ha. Not the first time my British usage has caused confusion on this list.
I used my flashlight, of course.
Best wishes to America from all of us across the pond.