Friday, March 07, 2008

Who's this Guy ???

He walked around so nonchalantly in the

back yard, right before dusk,  eating bird seed on the 
  He's darker than Mr Sanders,
(my other possum) and has a BIG tail.

BUT, remember they are marsupials, 
not rodents..

I opened the kitchen window to take this
& whenever I'd talk to him, he'd look, but
he sure wasn't skeered of me..
Guess he knew I'm one of the GOOD GUYS.

smiles, Deena


Mary said...


This guy is much darker than Mr. Sanders. I wonder if they are both males, or is this guy a lady? LOL Maybe they are going to start a family in your Singing Woods. Wouldn't that be great.

Love and blessings,

Lady Em said...

He's a pretty goofy looking guy....don't tell him I said that. You should name him to. I had a resident skunk for awhile, my family named him Pepe(however you spell it), he was French by the way, and not the least bit scared of any of us, although he did scare us on occasion. Your possums are cute, the ones we have here are red eyed, giant, and very scary. Maybe one day a cute one will make an apperance, and not try to eat me!! Hope you're feeling okay. I send my prayers!!

mon@rch said...

Awww such a cutie and these guys are always putting a smile on my face when I see them!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful little guest. Makes you feel like you live in a storybook by Beatrice Potter. I love this blog, it is so gorgeous and you always have such gorgeous eye candy here too. Blessings, Karen

Naturegirl said...

Deena: A much darker possum than the one that comes to my back door to feed on the leftover peanuts left from the squirrels..I was most excited when I captured a photo and posted it..I do hope he/she is still visiting while I'm away..another thing we have in common..our possums!!
I send you some warm rays from sunny Arizona....
hugs NG

Lady Di Tn said...

This must be Mrs Sanders aka Lola, her lipstick is a bit too pink for her color. Mr Sanders finally shared his new resturant with her.

Suzanne said...

Wow, look at all the creatures that have come to visit you Deena! The turkey, and now this guy. How fun that he would stay put for a photo or two!

GardenGoose said...

we raised one of those back when I was a kid..the mother had been run over in front of our house and we found the only surving baby by our back porch..we raised it for a while and we kids would tote it around hanging by its tail from our finger..very fascinating creature..when a baby its ears are see through and you can see the veins and so forth. They love strawberries and other fruit too.
but of course they can wreak havoc on a chicken yard or other poultry and are quite destructive. we wound up giving the possum to an outdoor classroom/zoo facility that taught children about nature.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a sweet blog. I found you through Sharon's site. I want to wave to Mr Sanders friend. So cute!

We have a family of groundhogs that live under our gardening shed. They are adorable. The adult ones are huge!

Have a blessed day!

Lori said...

Deena, your little visitor is so cute...i love his pink nose...i have been trying to get pics of my turkey flock for you, but they are SO camera shy, whenever i go outside they scatter...turkeys running is a funny thing:)

GardenGoose said...

Hi Deena, stop by to see the directions for creating the faux cupcakes on my blog..if you'd like.
I posted them the other day for folks to be able to make their own little fake cupcakes.

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Deena, I have always been afraid of opossums...I had a very traumatic experience at the "hands" of one once! lol But YOURS don't look so very scary at all...especially the lighter one in the tree. His little face is so expressive. You don't suppose "not Mr. Sanders" is darker because he's a bit older? I love learning about Nature! Hope you're doing well darlin'! =0]

CatHerder said...

Oh he is just precious!!! We have one in our back yard that we feed....possums like chicken on the bone, but will eat just about anything. When I worked for a vet someone brought in a baby that had been abandoned...i carried him in my arms against my chest for a few hours until the wildlife rehabber we dealt with picked him up...theyre just sooooo sweet!