Since Ken got home late last night, we stayed up quite late...and the natural progression would indicate that we slept late! It's still morning for us. Ken is working from home today, and there were some issues with his work computer at first, but everything seems to be working now.
While we were sitting here last night, we heard a sound out on the deck. When I turned on the light, I saw a young 'possum--he looked to be about half-grown--over by the railing. (I didn't take that picture, by the way. I just found a 'possum picture on the web.) He saw me, but instead of running, he actually came over to the window and looked up at me! I leaned down and talked to him a little bit, and he was just kind of hanging out for a while, checking me out. He seemed almost tame! I was reminded of Lori and Eler Beth's little buddy, Clark.
Sheeba came over and seemed very fascinated by the young 'possum, and apparently wanted to play with him. The 'possum didn't seem all that afraid of Sheeba, either, but then there was a screen door between them! Ken provided a voice for the 'possum, who asked Sheeba, "Are you my mom? Hey, you! Mom?"
'Possums get a bad rap. A lot of people think they're ugly, or that they look like big rats. I disagree. I think they're cute little guys, and the one we saw last night seemed to have a lot of personality, and even a little bit of charm! I suppose he was too young to realize that when a human turns on the light, you should run the OTHER way, not towards the human!
So that was a fun wildlife interaction last night. No, I'm not going to start feeding him. If I put a bowl of cat food out on the deck...good God, it would be sheer mayhem out there. Not only would the neighbor's cats be over here, we'd get the Raccoon family, 'possums, and God knows what else. Wildebeest, maybe.