By Gary Bogue
Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 7:52 am in Opossums.
More backyard adventures …
We have hung a bowl under our bird feeder to catch seeds from falling to the ground. Somehow the critter (opossum) in the above picture got into the bowl to eat what was there.
We don’t know how he got there but to get down he jumped/tumbled into plants below and ambled off under the fence for his next adventure.
We live in Martinez, Calif., and our photo (opossum in a bowl) was taken about 6:30 p.m., May 24, 2009.
Two of your everyday readers,
Barb & Carl, Martinez
Dear Barb & Carl:
Strange thing about opossums. They pop up in the funniest places.
I got a note from a lady in San Francisco a couple of years ago. She was getting dressed for work one morning. She opened her dresser drawer to get her underwear and found a baby opossum staring back at her from the middle of some black, frilly, lacy, unmentionable things.
Opossums … you gotta love ‘em. The little rascals. /Gary
To learn more about these fascinating marsupials, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opossum