Cutest little thing hissing at me and showing me his/her? 50 teeth when I got too close. But somehow decided it was ok to let me put it in my hat to bring in the house and show Madhava. I just now realized that those huge city sized rats that the dog/cat have been leaving at my front door were not really rats. It seems this opossum's siblings probably played possum and the dog/cat had their fun. This one here was the only one smart enough to climb UP!
Why was this little guy in my yard? I was thinking it was the dog food but since the first "rat" showed up we moved it. But our yard has a plethora of slugs, grasshoppers, frogs, lizards, mice and vegetation. A regular 'possum smorgasbord!
Here is the little marsupial in my hat and everyone but me the cat and dog are asleep. Check out that cute little prehensile tail.
Here are a couple other visitors that are not playing possum. A skink and blue belly lizard.
More posts to come.... Mother's Day pics, Mr. Play-dough Head, More on Potty training.