I was walking my dog this morning and I was surprised to come across this little guy just sitting in the middle of my neighbor’s lawn. It didn’t seem to mind my photo session. I even came back to grab my camera after I dropped off the dog.
Wild Life in the Suburbs
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Opossum carry diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They may also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites, and lice. Opossum are hosts for cat and dog fleas, especially in urban environments. (from: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74123.html)
What a surprise that must have been! They’re much more active in the night time. They are such interesting animals, being related to marsupials, who nurture their young in pouches with nipples. I’ve even seen this. It’s really quite amazing.
This is one of the cutest opposums that I’ve ever seen!!! It sure seemed friendly…although I know I wouldn’t get too close, for sure! It is a beautiful, sharp photograph, and what a great photo op!!! Much better than when I find them in my garbage cans!!! LOL! In response to above comment…all I can say is thank God for the flea/tick drops now adays!!!
We’ve seen a lot more ‘possum road kill around here. I think they’ve been moving north, though there ears are usually frozen back to stubs.
The latest around here: Reports of wild boars. That’s not good.
hehe….wild boars are fun.
Oh my! 🙂
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