Possum Hunting

As I pull in my driveway tonight I am greeted by my cat sitting where my car normally parks. After sitting at the end of the driveway for a couple seconds I realize what my cat is stalking, a possum. He shall be named Harrold in this story, Harrold was walking across my porch. Now I have a slight fear of possums. 

It dates back to the time when I was at home and a possum got in our cat food holder in the garage. My dad thought it would be a good time for me to see one in person. Well when he lifted the lid, it hissed, I screamed and ran. Ever since then I have not liked possums. So the fact that one was sauntering around my front yard did not sit well with me. 

I was on the phone with my friend Lindsay and decided I would sit in my car until it ran away. So I did, Harrold went around the side of the house and I assumed to the back yard and away. Little did I know that he had decided to climb the fence next to our house and sit there watching me. I slightly freaked out at the sight of him staring at me, then decided that he wasn't hissing or lunging at me so it would serve as a good picture taking opportunity. 

After about 10 minutes of attempting to take pictures I decided I would go in the house, lock the door and get away from the creepy creature. Well not 2 or 3 minutes later I thought I heard my cat mowing at the door. I go peak out the front door to find no cat so I open the screen door and look out to see if he was in the driveway. No cat but Harrold was working his way down the fence towards our garbage can at the end of the driveway. Brilliant and "scared" me decides that I need to film Harrolds adventure down the fence. So I go back into the house to return with my flip camera. The video did not turn out well but if you look closely you can see him in the darkness. 

So much for thinking that this was going to be an uneventful day.

Here are a few of the pictures and the video. Enjoy.

PS I'm talking to Lindsay on the phone while filming, sorry for the random conversation.


becca16 April 23, 2009 at 11:54 PM  

I really liked that you named him. I would do the same. :)
I also love that you conquered your fears of them and took film and pictures of the little rascal.
What an interesting day, and a fun blog.
Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

amo (amanda) April 23, 2009 at 11:56 PM  

oh my gosh! i freakin' hate possums! they creep me out!! i've seen 2 in my lifetime and both times i've gagged and ran... they seriously creep me out. i would have camped out in the car! hahahhahaha

Megan April 24, 2009 at 12:10 AM  

ok I didn't even know we had possums in MN until my friend and I saw a dead one on the side of the road next to our high school... after a couple days it disappeared and we thought someone had FINALLY cleaned it up.

Except later that day in school the hallways started smelling pretty rank and a janitor had to break open a locker... to find that roadkill inside.
it. was. nasty.

Neera April 24, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

I've never had a possum experience and don't really want one. I do like that you named him, I so would have done that too!

Cody Stowers April 24, 2009 at 12:30 AM  

I used to have possum experiences all the time when I lived with my dad; they would come eat our dog food in the middle of the night and i would get woken up by my dogs barking. I think they are pretty cool I would totally pet one if I could but all the diseases they have is bad =\

"loic" April 24, 2009 at 11:01 AM  
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"loic" April 24, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

thank you kim it's the first time who i can see areal possom,it's look like super

Lindsay April 25, 2009 at 1:41 AM  

Upon further review, I have decided that "Harrold" should become "Maragret" because he looks like a she. And I think possoms are kinda cool looking therefore I will get you a possom for your bday!

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