Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: January 19, 2018

With a Possum

Sharing A Sandwich

by nature rules

Wildlife Photo Contest Contest Entry 
I throw out old bread and other scraps to the critters that come up from our pond...mostly in the winter. This possum came up in mid afternoon to have a piece of bread that I threw out for the ducks and geese. I locked in the dogs and took this shot through the window. As I do believe this guy has been attacked by our dogs at night and has played dead for an hour. The first time I shamed the old dog who grabbed him by the neck and held it down...while the pup was dancing around seeming to say "Git it! Git it!" Before shutting down for the night an hour or so later, I looked out to see if the dead possum was still on the patio.... it disappeared.. Playing possum is one of my favorite old I have witnessed it many times between our dogs and this possum... I think they do it now just to entertain me. :D appearing in the late afternoon is a sign that our severe winter has made him hungry. Although he is not very handsome...he seems innocent enough and he needs to eat too.. Thanks for viewing.

150 mm; ISO 400; 388 mm; 0ev; f/5.6/ a/180

Post Type Photography Mixed Media Minor
cropped; Lightroom slight adjustments and vignette

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