Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Here's a close-up of the opossum mentioned in the earlier post.He's not very happy in this photo, but he was released unharmed. That set of teeth is one reason why the wire enclosed "chicken tractor" is necessary. "Possums think chicken tastes pretty good too. This guy looks pretty ferocious, but at the time he was in an unnatural situation. A normal encounter with a 'possum usually involves a fleeting glance as this shy animal scampers up a tree or into the bush. The Florida 'possum is of course more intelligent than 'possums found elsewhere.