And I thought ARMADILLOS were creepy!
I just saw one of these in real life for the first time ever. This morning as I was at 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 jumped 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 going down the street, from yard to yard, sniffing the grass like it was looking for something. While sitting in the car I called my mother (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 one in their backyard before. But they 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 more at ease. But still, it freaked me out. Ugh. And you know that some people actually eat these things?
Oh, HELL naw!