POSSUMS

possum

And I thought ARMADILLOS were creepy!

I just saw one of these in real life for the first time ever. This morning as what my mother and stepfather’s house to get my car (yep, I’m still doing the Uber thing), I saw one of these things come running from the yard of the house next door and run across the street to the yard of another house. I was sitting in the car at the time, letting it warm up before I started driving, but I swear I would have literally jump if I’d been outside. But my heart felt like it jumped in my chest.

I thought it was a giant rat!

The thing was bigger than my mother’s chihuahua. It just started doing down the street, from yard to yard, sniffing the grass like was looking for something. While sitting in the car I called my (cause I wasn’t about to get out of the damn car while that thing was loose), waking her up, and asked if any of her neighbors had a rat problem. After explaining and describing what I saw, she told me it a possum, not a rat (which only slightly put me at ease), saying that my stepfather had found and killed on in their backyard before. But don’t know where these things come from.

I quickly googled possums on my phone to get a picture. Seeing that it was indeed a possum put me somewhat at ease. But still, it freaked me out. Ugh. And you know that some people actually eat these things?

Possum Ð Possum, ham and beef cooked slowly over an open fire on Saturday at the Fountain of Youth. The meat was later eaten as part of the First Thanksgiving event held at the Fountain of Youth as a part of St. AugustineÕs 445th birthday this weekend. By JUSTINE GRIFFIN justine.griffin@staugustine.com

Oh, HELL naw!

  2 comments for “POSSUMS

  1. January 18, 2018 at 8:20 AM

    One night a few weeks ago my girlfriend and I saw a possum sitting on top of a fence a few blocks from where we live in Queens, NYC.

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  2. January 20, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    Possums are cool. Really. If they feel a threat, they will lay down and “play possum” which is playing dead. They do not like to fight. They are mostly scavengers and nocturnal, so if you see one during the day, it’s probably a momma possum that is looking for food so she can be in her den with her babies at night

    Like raccoons, the best way to not attract them is to not leave out garbage, although I’ve known a possum or two to come to where there dog droppings when they are really hungry.

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