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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

23 January 2006

Things in the yard.....

A few nights ago, I heard the ravening dog pack (hah) that live at my house making a grand commotion in the front yard. I got up and went out to see if they were actually barking at something or, as is often their wont, just barking. This time, sure enough they had something. The little fellow seen above (go ahead, click on the picture and get a better view) was lying near one of the cars with the three beasts standing around him. I called them into the house and went to see if the critter had been eaten or what. Now I will grant you, from this picture he looks pretty darn dead. Add in the fact that his fur was wet from drool where at least one of the critters had picked him up to shake him, bite him, or just carry him around playing keep away from the others. (a common game amongst the three of them)
I took a quick picture (having recently found my digital camera again)and went inside. About an hour later I looked out the door and presto,

The little bugger was up. Not looking very happy with life but hey, it beat the alternatives. He sat there by the car for a couple of hours at least but wandered away before morning.
So you see, possums really do play dead and get resurrected later.

Note: the light difference is due to standing over the critter and standing on the porch in the second pic. Flahes only carry so farr. (which is why I am amused by people who use them in stadiums)


Blogger Pete Bogs said...

looks like this critter was just playing possum! he does look kind of "intact" in the earlier photo...

7:54 AM  
Blogger Mental Meanderings said...

People use flashes in stadiums because the instamatic cameras do not allow the option not use it. If its light meter says flash, it will flash and there is usually nothing you can do about it.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Stephalupogus said...

the ravening pack of hounds . . .

11:53 AM  
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Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

You sure that opossum is not a zombie opossum?

10:07 PM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Funny! I just did a post about my pet possums yesterday.

4:28 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Actualy ZS, in that second phot he looks pretty zombielike.....

Anonymous - Interesting but not very relevant to Possums in the yard....

Saurkraut - I'll go read it.

Pete - He looks better in the photo than he did in real life. but he wandered away on his own.

6:43 AM  
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