Ever since the weather warmed up into the 30sF, this (click on this link to see video) little guy has been showing up on my patio for birdseed snacks. I first noticed him (her?) this autumn scurrying around my hosta beds dragging bundles of withered hosta leaves behind him with his tail.
He’s sleeping under my chicken coop in the neighborhood woodchuck’s winter burrow from last year. Whenever the weather warms up he/she comes out for a meal. opossums are North America’s only native marsupial, and they don’t hibernate (like our woodchuck–who is probably sleeping under our woodbox!). They sleep during cold weather and wake and eat when it warms up.
Some people think that they are ugly, but I think they are kind of cute–in an ugly way. Begonia