Monday, January 22, 2018

Yard Critter of the Week - Virginia Opossum

The Virginia Opossum, one of Patty's favorite critters. And no stranger to this blog.

North America's only marsupial.

They are regular visitors to our yard, and to the tree outside our living room. We've had as many as three in the tree at any one time.

They come for the peanut butter, and other food, we put out. And like to sit on the platform feeder I setup between the tree trunks of this Sweetgum tree. As this one is doing. They like to clean up and then relax after eating. This one is yawning and no doubt hoping to settle in for a spell after finishing off the peanut butter.

Although not before the Southern Flying Squirrels got their share.

And then a second Oppie came.

And not only was it disappointed when it found nothing at the platform feeders.

The first one was none to happy to have company!

Not yawning this time!

The newcomer hastily made its retreat.


You can find all of the Yard Critter posts listed here.

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