Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What is this?


This morning while we were out in the yard with Dad we saw this. Is it a cat? Perhaps another dog? No it has no hair on it's tail.. It was really hissing at me.. Not sure what I did to it but he didn't like it... Dad said it was a Possum. Now what kind of a name is that for a little creature like that?

23 comments:

Fenway said...

Whew...watch out!!!!!! Does it have claws? Even so, I think you must have a pretty cool yard if this type of critter is there.

Your pal,
Fenway

Lacy said...

w00fs, my brudder bear plays with those creatures, but unfortunately they dont survive his playing tactics..

b safe,
~rocky~

The Old Gray Egg said...

Yup. That's a possum all right. They do hiss and have a mouth full of nasty looking teeth. But they are generally so timid that if you got past the hissing and nasty looks, you could very slowly walk up and gently pick it up by the tail. At that point it would play possum and act dead. Then you could drop it in a box and transport it elsewhere safe from the happy trio.

Asta said...

OOOh,
Was he scaiwy ow scawed?
I've nevew met a possum befowe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

The Army of Four said...

Great find! Did you get to keep it?
Play bows,
Zim

Raising Addie said...

BOL!

Possums are crazy! You never know what they are up to.

Zoe cornered a possum one time and it literally played possum! It flipped over on its back with it tongue hanging out. We thought it was dead... until it ran away!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

OMDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!
what a scary meeting you had!!!!
we have never met a possum......
how is meet one of this strange creautres????
Kisses and licks

Kimberly & Bell said...

Gus did you knock that thing down and sit on it? Or bite it's neck? Mom says it looks like you just barked at him a lot...
I dont think I would like him in my barkyard, we had a family of them and they went away. Our barkyard neighbor has grapes growing though - so we might have one of those soon.. I HOPE, BOL..
BELL

Bruce said...

We have a lot of opossums here in Florida. They like to eat my cat food. When they get scared they usually freeze...therefore the phrase, "playing possum".

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

ewwwww!!! Possums smell NASTY!!!!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

yeah so you may want to roll on it...

Mason Dixie said...

Those things can be very mean, please be careful. =)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

They are ugly in almost khute kinda way!

Do be khareful!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Sophie probably was part woo! I mean, just look at the ears! I hope your furiend khan find a Sibe or Pseudo Sibe via the link - even if 'they' don't have one, they know of TOOOOO many others!

Lorenza said...

A possum sounds scary!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Esschh! Did anyone get near it? We have possums here too. I'm afraid I would've wanted to play with it and got myself in trouble. Is that pest luring animals into your yard to play with?

Yep.. it was 44 degrees walking this morning and got to 76. It was a lovely day in the afternoon.

Norwood

Thor said...

I´ve never met a possum.
Be carefull.

xoxo,
Thor

Bae Bae said...

Oh.. they sound nasty.

~ Bae

Luna ( from Brazil ) said...

wow I don't know what it means ! Just in case please dear friends take care in this garden okay!
purrs and love
Luna

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Sweetie loves possums.....lightly breaded and served over a salad.

She caught 2 last week - silly girl doesnt know she is domesticated mommy says!!!

Woodrow & MJ (The good boys)

Pedro said...

Louie,

Oh no! Those possum things can be nasty! We had a BIG owl by my house last night and my mom made me stay in the house for safety.

Pedro

JB's Big World said...

That animal looks a little bit scary....
--JB

Moco said...

Those type of animals are usually in the road around our house. They are hissy.

The OP Pack said...

Did it play dead on you? TD had one in the yard one night last year and Mom was sure he had killed it. When she went to pick it up on her shovel, it moved and she just about died.

Woos, the OP Pack