Friday, November 02, 2007

And in this corner...

Didelphimorphs, or opossums, are North American marsupials, semi-arboreal and nocturnal.

So, how come this little guy was searching for food in my newly-painted garage at 10:00 in the morning?

Don't know, but when I opened the door he went and hid behind the shovel in the corner. So I put some dog food out for him. He stayed there all day. Was still there when I got home from work. Checked at 10 pm and still there, apparently sleeping.

Was afraid he was sick and put some more food out. This morning he was gone. Strangely, he didn't eat the persimmon I placed by his face. Thought for sure he'd want to eat that.

So they live about 2-4 years unless they're squashed by traffic. They eat just about everything and have nice, simple systems which are resistant to viruses including rabies. Good to know.

Cow will still stay away from their teeth, though.



Blogger Super Mom said...

LOL... only you would actually feed a possum. You are so kind hearted!

7:36 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Cow admits she does feel sorry for the little wild things.


1:05 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

They do hiss something fierce, too.
(don't ask...)

3:11 PM  

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