photo credit: Reader Lawrence
Yet another opossum sighting in the neighborhood, this one at the corner of First Place and Clinton Street. Just last week, a Carroll Gardens resident saw a little baby possum in his back yard. Just yesterday, Reader Lawrence sent me the photos above of a visitor to his yard.
These are not very good photos as they were taken through a screen door but this fella had no fear…my son and I stood at the door while he walked right up and sat there to look at us. He stared at us for a little while, turned around and walked away. The photos don’t capture it but he had really interesting colour variations in his fur. He also have very sharp claws and teeth. I wouldn’t mess with him.I wouldn't mess with an opossum either, but sure wouldn't mind having one visit me. Judging by all these sightings, we are experiencing quite an opossum population boom. Neat, I say!