photo credit: Susanne
The photos above were sent to me by reader Susanne, who reports that her husband saw the scene in front of the eatery. "There were 4 policemen trying to capture the little guy, but my husband didn't wait to see how it ended because the animal was pretty frightened. Everyone in the crowd seemed to have seen an opossum around the area."
The top photo was taken in Susanne's back yard on Sackett Street a few days ago. "It comes by our window about once a day. With the size of an adult cat. I could not believe that he/she? could do that tightrope act. That's where we usually only see birds. Or squirrels."
Though I have yet to see an opossum in my backyard, I did encounter a mother with her babies on Clinton Street a while back. The little ones were quite adorable.
Susanne sent along a link to a Gothamist article, which explains that opossums were brought into Brooklyn on purpose in the past few years to help combat rats.