Wild Life in the Suburbs

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.

Ack spotted this one on my neighbors lawn






6 responses to “Wild Life in the Suburbs”

  1. Fred Hoffman Avatar

    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)

  2. Mary Delle Avatar

    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.

  3. Julie Avatar

    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!!!

  4. Craig @ Ellis Hollow Avatar

    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.

  5. Simon Avatar

    hehe….wild boars are fun.

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