Category Archives: Opossums

BABY OPOSSUMS – WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION

April Art Journal - Page 43 WATERMARK

9 BABY OPOSSUMS WERE LEFT IN MY PATIO WHEN THEY WERE WEANED, BUT STILL VERY TINY BABIES.  I ended up taking 2 cold & shivering ones to Project Wildlife, 4 died (maybe from rain & cold?) and 3 were left to make it on their own.  They were unafraid of me in the beginning and would look up at me with big shoe-button eyes as they munched cat chow.  The babies had no concept of fear or protection & would come out way before sunset and be out in the morning for hours after sunrise, but as time went by, they would scurry away from me and I saw them less & less.  The 3 remaining ones left and I wish them well with their little opossum lives.  Baby opossums are delightful!

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BABY OPOSSOUMS SWIPING CAT CHOW

BABY OPOSSUMS – Currently I have spotted 6 of these cuties scurrying around my patio.  They seem to be living under the front house, probably with their mother.  I’m having to bring in the cat chow bowl earlier and earlier each day because they come out around 5:00 p.m.   They run right up to the cat chow bowl & look up at me with their cute faces.  I have to chase them away by coming close and put the bowl away.  The other night I went out with a flashlight and one of these tiny creatures hissed & snarled at me (all bluff) to stay away.  I watch them climb the chainlink fence & make their first attempts to climb up the giant ficus tree next door.  Last night it rained and they got their first being wet experience!  I only wonder how long it will take them to grow up and wander off because having 6 of these guys so close will not be a good thing.  At first the cats were entertained chasing them, but they put off an odor to keep animals from eating them.  Now I think my cats are just annoyed that they are always there & the cat food is inside!  Still these are very cute creatures & I feel lucky to see them and grin at their adorable selves.

ITTY BITTY BABY OPOSSUMS VISIT MY PATIO IN SAN DIEGO

CUTEST LITTLE BABY OPOSSUMS EVER!  The first night there was only one opossum, the 2nd night there were 3 of these cuties & last night there were four of them scampering about.  They can even play “dead” and growl at the cats.  Adorable little beasts finding their way in the world.