Saturday, April 03, 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Opossum

This little fellow was in my backyard this morning. For those who aren't in the know I live a few miles from downtown Chicago. We are not rural or even suburban. City life it is.
Although it kind of hissed at me, it was so cooperative with my picture taking that I fear it was ill. I've never seen an opossum before outside a zoo setting. It allowed me to get within two feet of it. There was a fence between us or I'd have feared getting bitten. No need for rabies now, is there?

Backyard visitor

3 comments:

Stephen Chapman... said...

As you are into photography, I thought that you may be interested in a monthly blog posting called “5 on the fifth” where You can either take 5 random pictures of anything that happens to you on the 5th of the month (or the days leading up to it) or perhaps go for my suggested theme.

Just post your pictures on your own blog and then post a comment on MY blog with your name, location and link to your site – I then update the entry so the world has your link. Remember to mention my blog on your own blog so that your visitors get to see the other contributions.

Interested?

Here’s a link to my blog:

http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/

and a link to the “5 on the fifth” entries:

http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/search/label/5%20on%20the%20fifth

JL said...

North America's only marsupial!

A Free Man said...

I didn't realize that opossums ventured that far north. I've always thought of them as a Southern animal. At least we used to have them all over the place all the time!