We all know that possums, or o’possums if you like, share the land with us. Whether it’s the tracks in the mud along the creek, the overturned garbage cans behind the house, or their bright red eyeshine in our headlights as we drive down the road at night, we know they’re out there shuffling around in the dark.
But, we don’t often see them out and about during the daylight hours. Today, one apparently young possum was caught out in the diurnal world of us humans in a Tulip Poplar here at the Museum. The possum seemed to be eating something on a large branch some twenty feet distance from the boardwalk, just at the top of the boardwalk leading into Explore the Wild. Many school groups got excellent looks at the little marsupial.
Here’s some photos.
Have a good rest possum!
Greg Dodge is a professional naturalist as well as a writer, videographer and producer of natural history DVDs. His images have been used in various TV productions, museum displays, and corporate videos. Above all, he has a fascination and passion for all things natural.
He can be found Tuesday thru Saturday in Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind, or on the Dinosaur Trail. Ask him what’s new in the wild!