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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Evening Visitor

It's a stormy November evening, a lighting of the hearth, and sipping of hot cocoa type of affair.
However, not the kind of weather to keep a hungry Possum from partaking of a late night snack.

Moma Possum contentedly gets her fill


Next visitor, baby Possum
Aren't those toes adorable ?
(click photos to enlarge)

24 comments:

Patsy said...

Not up for that guy --

Mama-Bug said...

What a sweet furry little critter! I think he's an adorable visitor, glad he enjoyed his snack.

Frugal Life UK said...

I love to see a bit of wild life, we're getting some 'odd' lifeforms, who usually don't venture near humans, in our garden. I had a heron in my garden, squirrels are right on my patio and a fox was on my drive way. It was lovely to see them all - lovely wee animal in your domain! how cute!

Janet said...

What a cute little guy !

Dee said...

sweetly scary...:)

Star said...

So nice to see these two alive. Too many times, when I'm in Tennessee, I see them dead on the road. They are really cute, I think, although maybe not for cuddling, like a cat. However, I like it that you are feeding them, or are you? That looks like catfood they're tucking into. Maybe, like my ghost cat, they are stealing a free meal. However, a hungry animal is a hungry animal, whether it's yours or not. Well done.
Blessings, Star

COUNTRY GAL said...

Cute little creatures. I enjoy see all natures creatures ! Have a wonderful day !

DJan said...

Even baby possums are cute! I've never actually seen one for real.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

We have those critters coming to eat the persimmons. Did I spell that right?

Louise said...

They're so homely that they're cute. Look at the little pink noses! The critters who come out in the night can be so intriguing,

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very cute looking guy !

AshTreeCottage said...

Precious!!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sandra said...

this one fits my so ugly cute thing. adorable and great photos of her/him. looks young to me. we have some realllly big ones here in 4th grade many years ago, my son's teacher called and said you have to come get david, he has mice in his pocket and will not get rid of them. i go there and it was 2 baby opossums, he walked to school and found the mother dead inthe road with 2 live babies, he said MOM she wanted to flush them down the commode. I said hang on, got a shoe box from the teacher and took them home. they were about the size of mythumb. they did not make it despite the goat milk bought from a vet. fond memories

Tina Eudora said...

That is so precious! The Lord gave us some wonders to behold and those sweet faces are such a gift!
Have a lovely week Jo!
Tina xo

matron said...

I have never seen a possum,not even in a zoo,so it was lovely seeing your visitors,they are very cute.Did they come into the house of their own accord,or did you invite them.??

Betsy said...

Look at those toes!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, Those 'things' make me shiver.... They are not the prettiest flower in the garden, are they???? I'm sure he enjoyed the little snack you provided for him though....

Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

He's just a little munchkin but I am really into manicured nails and I am afraid I would have to go at these. I am so happy you are feeding these poor little creatures that have a hard time finding food. No animal should go hungry. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

L. D. Burgus said...

All we have is neighbor cats coming over to visit the leftovers from our cat food bowl. I really like the little creature.

Carolina Mountains said...

I think they are cute and I always stop when they are trying to cross the road. They don't have much road sense!

Kim said...

We have oppossums in our yard too, doing just what yours are doing...eating cat food. Yes those fingers...well, I don't think they are adorable..they remind me of witches fingers. I would really like to put some nice red fingernail polish on them, to tell you the truth!

Pastor Sharon said...

Oh how sweet!!!! I never thought I'd say that about a possum! How sweet.

The Retired One said...

Hoping you took the cute critter using your zoom lens from far away!!

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of your night-time visitors.