Thursday night I was sitting at the computer when I heard a noise out on the deck. It was dark but I went to the sliding glass doors to look out. I turned on the outside light and out of the corner of my eye I saw movement. On the top railing of the deck was this little rain drenched possum. What was he after? We keep our trash inside because of wild animals and neighbors unleased dogs so it wasn't that. He apparently was after the bird food in the suet feeders. On the railing just to the left was a dry spot where one feeder had been. He had apparently knocked it off getting up on the railing. The second one hangs on the post to his left. I opened the door to try and scare him and he was on tip toes sniffing the suet. He turned his head and bared his teeth. I grabbed the camera for two or three quick shots before scaring him away.
Usually we only see possums as roadkill on the highways so finding a live possum for a photo opportunity was exciting for a few moments; but I really don't want him staying around too close.
Linking to Camera Critters.