Saturday, July 26, 2008

Camera Critters~Playing Opossum



Camera Critters



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Hubby got curious what sort of creatures were lurking in our back yard recently, so he borrowed a live trap. This adventurous little fellow had the misfortune to amble on in. I guess the tuna fish was irresistible.

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Hubby was eager to show Sugar and I where the saying, "playing Opossum" came from.

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I assure you...despite what it looks like, no animals were harmed in the making of this post. All hubby did as nudge the poor little fellow and he fell to the ground and did this....

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And he stayed that way for 5 minutes.
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He was good...you couldn't even see him breathe.

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We backed off, and soon he took a little peek....

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Then a bigger look...

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...and he was up and running off back into the woods. I'm telling you....I haven't seen such good acting in all my life.

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Happy Sunday Everyone!

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Sandy Kessler said...

a opossum playing opossum how about that !!1

Rhea said...

That's some awesome acting! I'm impressed. The tongue hanging out was a nice touch. lol Very cool to see what animals are lurking in your backyard!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Possums give me the creeps but I'm glad you had fun watching this one!

Laura said...

Awww! I think he's kinda cute!

Veggie Mom said...

Possums are a scary breed, aren't they? Better y'all than me, handling that critter in a trap! BTW, I LOVE the sticker gal in your new header! :) Please drop by soon and join our effort to get Uncle Lynn and Pop'rs on Oprah! We're doing an e-mail campaign as part of our Great Pop'rs Giveaway, and you can help! Uncle Lynn and Pop'rs on Oprah? I have my fingers crossed...

Leora said...

What fun! A great variety of pictures, sort of like one of those old-fashioned movies where you flick the picks and the opossum moves. He's a cutie.

shutterhappyjenn said...

Oh that is so cute!!! The series of pictures do convey a great story!

My critter is posted HERE. Please stop by if you have some time. Happy weekends!

Carletta said...

That's cute!
Wonderful series of photos - so glad you shared these.

Christy said...

Very very cool pictures of the oppossum.

napaboaniya said...

Hahhahhaa... it was probably "playing dead" when ur hub nudge it :P

Beth Ellen said...

What a cute critter. I love the photos. Very funny. :)

Groovy Mom said...

Oh my gosh! That is so adorable! Great pictures you captured!

Jenty said...

sugar must've loved it, that series of pics is so cute

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Hilarious!!

Steph

bobbie said...

Possums DO play possum. Doesn't seem to me a very satisfactory means of protections, but...whatever works for them.

AnnD said...

I love that last one, he's so cute! I have never understood why people say opposum's are ugly animals, I've always found them quite cute myself.

PS- I stole your idea of putting my camera equipment on my blog! Sorry!

Kimi said...

That is sooooo cool!!!! You got some awesome shots too!! I love it!

Lis Garrett said...

That is SO funny!! Never in my life have I seen such a thing. Fascinating!!

JC said...

I love this series! I never really gave it much thought, lol...

Gotta wonder, now, how often that really saves 'em. Going to go read up on those little critters...

bellevelma said...

That's amazing and hilarious! I love the tongue hanging out of his mouth. Thanks for sharing that!

Julie - On the Dot Creations said...

What a great actor! That tongue hanging out of his mouth is particularly convincing. :)

B. Roan said...

Thus the saying, "playing dead"! Great series.

holly said...

madonna should take some lessons. her acting SUX!!!

oh and andy macdowell? she could so not act her way out of this comment box.

both need this lesson.

Christina said...

He's a pretty convincing little fellow! And so ungly he's cute. I remember once when by brother went out to feed the cats, and found an opossum. He screamed like the devil was chasing him. You guys sure do have lots of wildlife around!

lingovise said...

Possums are adorable!! What a wonderful series Corey... really, really Love these ;)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I love how you told the story through the photos as well - really interesting to see an opossum up and close like that! Thank you for sharing! :)

Misty Dawn said...

I always look forward to visiting your blog Cory. You tell great stories, and you already know I think your photos are outstanding (Plus, it helps that you have Miss Irresistible Adorable Sugar Bear!).

Being born out of his time and more like Davey Crockett, my dad has raised many various animals. When he was young and was raising some baby possums, my grandma used to tell him that she didn't know why God decided to make such an ugly critter hehehe ;-) You sure made him look adorable here with your story though!

CMB said...

FOr an ugly little thing, he sure is kind of cute!

Jo Beaufoix said...

I never saw a possum before. Very cute, but a little freaky. How do they learn to do that? I have this image in my head of their mum lining them up so they can practise.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Corey, that was some fantastic photography

Gayle said...

That is so funny! Love the tongue.

Kimi said...

Awesome pictures!!! I emailed the link to my dh, and he replied "Very cool, def worth forwarding!"

And I love seeing one alive, we have recently started seeing oppossoms here, but they are ALWAYS dead along side the road, very sad!!

Donetta said...

Oh that is so cool! Hay, long time ...I loved this post. How are you girl? Doing well I trust.I have started raising a few chickens for eggs. The kids are so glad for the thrill of the life. They even change the water without being asked. Life is good. I love the image with all the stickers. She is growing up. I look forward to the toothless grin in a year or three. Dash lost his front tooth and wow what a change in him image.

kimi said...

Kira just said "I want to look at the awesome pictures." Took me a minute, but I figured it out, she was in search of the POSSUM pictures!!

Thanks again for sharing these!!

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