Possom a.k.a. Opossom a.k.a Didelphimorphia
Opossom are not very common around here, and they’re not known by that name either – I tend to hear people poss’m when they mention them at all. I think it has been decades since I’ve seen one. The Wiki page shows a map with us at the northern extent of the possom’s range.
They’re a little bit cute, at the right angle. Perhaps America’s answer to the Chinese Panda Bear or Koalas. Sort of.
Will shot this one, with his camera, at the auto mechanic’s place in Berlin, Vermont. Perhaps the possom was there to apply for a job. They have little hands that can easily reach into the tight spaces in modern car bonnets.
This one did not play dead. After watching Will for a while it ambled off in search of more interesting sights. Another day, another Didelphimorphia.
Outdoors: 34°F/14°F Sunny, 2″ Snow
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F
Daily Spark: There is only one letter and barely that difference between girl and gilt.