Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Slow Moving Sanitation Engineer

Remember these?

Possum tracks.

So I set up my scouting camera in the vicinity and this is what I saw.

A Virginia Opossum

You may notice that the camera site is baited with a tomato.
"Possums" are Nature's garbage men.
They will eat many things,
including insects, grasses, snails & slugs, rodents,
rotting/overripe fruits & veggies, and carrion.
They are also have a very short life span for a mammal of their size, averaging 1-2 years.
They have 50 teeth, more than any other North American land mammal.
And they will play "possum", pretending to be dead, if attacked.

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