Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Our dogs were going nuts last night and when we ventured out to see what all the commotion was about we were faced with an opossum.  
I was hoping it might have got the message from all the dog barking last night and taken off but I returned home this afternoon to find it in our yard again!

Ravyn had no qualms about checking it out but Joey was a little more hesitant (and who can blame him).  The opossum ended up playing dead but had its eyes firmly fixed on me while I snapped some quick shots.

There is something about the mouth and feet that really creep me out.  I'm assuming they can do a fair bit of damage with those teeth and claws if they want to.  Really hoping it finds a new home sooner rather than later.


  1. Yikes, he is cute in a possum kind of way...but yeah, those teeth!! I'm so surprised that he didn't get the hint with your dogs?

  2. Very cool little creature! but scary too!

  3. Awesome shots K. :)

    Look at those whiskers, they seem to go up and then curve out. We used to see them all the time when we lived in Washington State but just over the river in Oregon I don't think I have seen one but we have lots of skunks :(

    Have a great week, cheers, T. :)

  4. A shot with his mouth open would have been awesome! These pictures are great.

    I have possums as pets and so did my daughters. They are very intriguing animals.

  5. it almost looks gentle in such a submissive pose....
    my sons fav stuffed animal growing up was a possum...ha...

  6. how cool... i have never seen one in real.... but yeah....the teeth and claws...better don't get too close

  7. You and me both - that pinkish nose and fingers are a little freaky! Great images of the "playing dead" scenario!