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We have a diverse and ever-changing population of wildlife in our neighborhood. Beyond the stray cats and birds, we also regularly see possums and raccoons in our backyard. For the most part they are harmless and haven’t posed a danger to us, so we put food out for whoever wants it. We have no restaurants in the area, so ur trash pickings are rather slim. I believe that a well-fed possum is less hazardous than a starving sickly one.

This is Petunia – Petunia Possum. She appears once in a while, but this was the first time I was able to get her photo. Yes, I am assuming it a girl. It thought it rude to have to ask.

And yes, we name them all.