On October 8, around 9:15 PM I did find this Possom inside the garage. Probably looking for some cat food? I did actually run up the stairs to get my camera and threw some cat food to feed it but it was too scared. Not quite an adult it seemed to me but it was drooling from fear. I got you some nice photos though and it gave me some insight too. Never had the oportunity before. They look cute in a way. Amazing long nails they have on their almost human-like fingers! It is NOT a rat; it is the only North American marsupial; buideldragend in Dutch; Beuteltier in German. In Australia you do have other marsupials like the koala, the kangaroo and the wombat. Meet one of our Garden Critters:
The first photo I got from this Possom. He/she is standing next to the litter box from our cats. This is for bad weather emergency use... very rarely. The cat food that I threw out, is not being touched... Look at its LONG finger nails!
One minute later... I moved something out of the way to the left and it is drooling out of fear for me...
Showing its teeth; they have about 50 of them. That is the highest number found in any mammal.
The full length and here you can see its long hair and long whiskers and eye brows too.
It's not a RAT!
It's the only North American marsupial. Click here for video with info, scroll down.
Possums are nature's sanitation engineers.
They eat mice, rats, cockroaches, fruit, grain, berries, carrion, insects, snails, carrion, insects, snails, snakes, etc.
All the things you don't want in your yard or house.
They are prey for foxes, coyotes, snakes, owls, hawks, dogs, and HUMANS - against which they have no defense.