Someone is Watching MePosted: January 16, 2023 Filed under: Gardening | Tags: Backyard Critters, nature photography, possums 15 Comments
I was refilling the birdfeeder when I felt eyes watching me and sure enough, I looked up and saw a possum in the tree over the feeder. Then I noticed some movement on the ground and another possum was scurrying away. Normally, they are not out in the daylight and my family was concerned, but I did some research and found out possums rarely get rabies.
I have also been finding a lot of food wrapper trash in the backyard which is unusual. I can understand trash in the front from garage trucks and litterbugs, but I have a large front yard and a six-foot fence to get over before any street trash can reach the back. I think maybe I have found the culprits. Possums do like to raid trashcans.
One big mystery is do possums like beer? And can they crush a can when they are finished?
When we were kids, my brothers rescued a baby opossum and made a nest for it in our basement. About three days later that critter had disappeared. Never did find a trace of it, and the basement never smelled. 70 some years later, I still wonder what happened to it.
That is a mystery. Could parents be involved? Mine told me they were returning our box turtle to the woods and it took them 20 years to tell me it had died.
Looks like you broke up a party… smoke stixs and beer.😀 that can looks like they were trying to get every drop,and I can believe they would like it. They like just about anything.
I guess they did have quite the party.
I was concerned when I began surprising my possums during the day, but a vet told me that they will roam a bit in the day if they’re hungry. Usually, I see them at the bird feeders just before dawn. They’re quiet little robbers, that’s for sure — and they adore shelled peanuts.
I have no way of telling, but these two seemed to be young. The one in the tree did not come down for hours and seemed scared.
Beer is quite nutritious, lol!
There were some holes in the can that could have been made by teeth.
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That is funny.
Haha! Could you capture that in a photo if you see it! LOL! Great shot. Hope they don’t do damage to your plants.
I think they mostly eat the birdseed at night.
I dunno about crushing a can, their paws are tiny. Cute shot of your litter marsupial!
Maybe it was a group effort. 🙂