December 19, 2013
Looking for a free lunch
The temperatures were above freezing today which probably encouraged him to come out.
They are omnivores and they eat insects, snails, rodents, berries, fruit, grasses, leaves, carrion, snakes, bird and waterfowl eggs, corn and all other vegetables.
This photo was taken through the Wonderful Wildlife Window.
They are North America's only marsupial (female has a pouch) mammal.
A female can bear up to 14 young and when they are born the entire litter can fit onto a teaspoon.
Opossums are active year round and do not hibernate; however during extreme weather they may stay in dens for weeks at a time using up stored body fats.