Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wildlife city

I came home from work to find that the giant opossum that had previously been living in my neighbor's yard has moved to my yard.  It ran from by the front steps to where the trash is held (and the bistro... eek!) to now hiding in a bush.  I shined a flashlight around my backyard and saw it.  It is big.  Fortunately, it seems harmless and just trying to find food, and every opossum website I found said that it should be harmless and just want to leave us alone.  Meaning:  it's not going to be a larger scarier version of Rat Invasion 2009.

I was hoping it would look like Old Lady Opossum from Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas...

...but it instead looks like this:

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