Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Backyard surprise

I got the surprise of my life when I saw this possum with her brood on her back presumably on their way to somewhere. I have no idea where they came from - didn't even know they were in the neighborhood LOL. Anyway, I got my camera and took this picture and wish them good travel and lots of luck.

I don't know much about possum. I don't bother them as long as they don't bother me and as far as I know, they don't. Live and let live. They were here first before housing development ran amock and robbed them of their natural habitat. I once saw a red coyote in the nearby regional park - I do not know how it got there but I know it is not going anywhere because the park is bounded on all sides by busy streets and beyond that are single family homes and commercial establishments. The reality of a fast shrinking world sucks and we are all in it. What a disconcerting thought.

4 comments:

elay said...

hi bertn!
this possum family is adorable..the picture and your story just made my day, i'm all smiles here right now. i wish them lots of luck too =).

yes its sad that we are driving them and their lot away to nowhere to give way to 'development' :(.

'They paved paradise to put up a parking lot..' as the song goes. And we don't know what we've got till it's gone..

dailyphotographer said...

what a queer animal, i dont think i have seen one like that here in the philippines. It seems to be related to the rodent family.

bertN said...

I don't think we have them in Philippines...and good for us! We have enough problem as it is LOL.

bertN said...

elay, my visiting daughter said the same thing...they were an adorable family BUT I told her that after I shelled out a few hundred bucks to relocate a couple of them camping in my attic, they don't look as adorable to me anymore LOL.