Camera Critters ~ 3~26~'10 ~ 'Un-invited Guest'
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Last night, when I went to see if my 3 cats were settled in for the night on the back porch, I had a bit of an unpleasant surprise waiting for me!
Let me explain a little about the situation first...
The porch is screened but I have been leaving the screen door open so the cats can come and go -since the weather has been more often bad than good lately. In fact, last night was a rainy night and so I had left the door open so the cats could have a cozy place to sleep.
(They do have a fine place on the patio, but I feel better having them under our roof, especially when it's cold or rainy.)
Apparently, another little creature was in need of shelter too- or just hungry for the meow mix I had served my kitties! When I looked out the sliding glass door, separating our family room from the porch, this is what I saw! This is the biggest opossum (Possum) I've ever seen!
Yikes! You can bet I didn't dare open that door...He was just sniffing around looking for food...The 3 cats were there but didn't seem at all perturbed by the visitor....nor did they greet him or show any friendly gestures toward him! (Thankfully!) I would guess they have seen these critters before...and while not afraid of them will, respectfully, keep a distance from them!
I, of course, grabbed my camera but the pics are not that great-shot through the glass door! It's the best I could do!! It didn't take him long to realize he was being watched and made a quick exit out the door!!
Sorry - animal lover that I am I have to say there's nothing appealing about a Possum; he creeped me out, to be honest about it!! They are so 'alien-looking!'
A few weeks ago I saw a Raccoon on the porch-but I didn't get his picture. Actually , he was looking in at me- right up to the glass door! At least the Raccoon was cute... and I would have liked to get his picture! (through the glass)
From now on the screen will be latched by nightfall-and my cats will just have to be captives overnight!
PS-Does anyone know how to get rid of these critters??