|Just a wee one hunkering down trying to avoid his Kodak moment. Virginia opossum.|
I knew I'd find him sooner or later. The enthusiastically-dug hole at the base of our outdoor shed was a dead giveaway that we had increased our homestead head count. Fortunately, I got to him before our dog did.
|"YYYYIKES!! I'M FLYING!!"|
See all the wildlife warnings in the turtle rescue post. Opossums are not known to carry transmissible zoonotic diseases, but they are well-supplied with teeth and claws. Note the firm grasp of the neck to immobilize the business end of the critter.