Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nocturnal Visitor....

Helping himself to the birdseed in the patio. Can't be a lot for this little fella to eat out there this time of year. Makes one wonder how they survive these freezing temperatures. Always thought possums were southern climes creatures but apparently they have extended their range in to Maine in the last few years.


  1. A lot of critters die about March, from a winter of short food. Your possum is lucky to be getting a few scraps of seed. If you don't mind him coming around, set out some table scraps for him.

  2. So far this fella is still looking quite plump. Early last spring he was in the company of what looked to be his missus visiting us on a regular basis and I was able to get close enough to them to note frost bitten tails, but then we also get the foxes that seem to have developed a liking to the birdseed. I am surprised that their range overlaps and the possums have not become dinner for Mr Fox and family.