Someone is Watching Me

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?

15 Comments on “Someone is Watching Me”

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. 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.

  3. Deb says:

    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.

  4. shoreacres says:

    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.

  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Beer is quite nutritious, lol!

  6. Cathy says:

    Haha! Could you capture that in a photo if you see it! LOL! Great shot. Hope they don’t do damage to your plants.

  7. Tina says:

    I dunno about crushing a can, their paws are tiny. Cute shot of your litter marsupial!

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