Friday, May 27, 2011

Strange Visitors In The 'Hood

Odie and "Terror The Terrier" Claim Another Conquest...

I mentioned in the past week my ongoing battle with a couple of little dogs which live diagonally behind us here at the Turbo Pup Compound on the Banks of the Mighty Tennessee River.

The good news is that my next door neighbor heard about the loss of my "yard shoe" and asked the owner of the little pack of Mongrels about it and he had indeed found a giant  size 13 "Zapatos" (shoe in Spanish) and it was returned.

Then late on Wednesday the same neighbor reported that a "baby Opossum" had been chased up a tree in her back yard by Odie and Terror.

Here's what I found when I wandered over to take a look...

Not only is that not a "Baby Opossum", but that is a fine example of a giant 20 plus pound "Albino" 'possum.

I've seen another Albino a couple of blocks away in the last year which had a much whiter coat that this fellow (he was a male and should be proud of the equipment he has dangling there in the tree with him...)

but still...

He stayed up there in the top of the tree baking in the sun until sometime after dark and at sunrise yesterday morning he was gone on off doing whatever it is that Opossums do all day.

Just when I think I'm going to lose my mind something like this comes along to distract me and make me laugh.

Good thing...You know?

1 comment:

HEATHER said...

I've never seen a possum in a tree, but I know that they are supposed to use those tails to hang in them.
That's some weird, wild stuff.