An Opossum Adventure|
|Jan. 12, 2014|
|Earlier this month, after a snowfall, a young opossum (probably a year old or younger) wandered into the backyard and dined on bird seed.|
|The following day the possum returned, and at dusk he decided to have a climb in the rose of sharon. (Note the look of concentration.)|
|All went okay until the young opossum decided to look down. (It's always a mistake looking down when climbing up.)|
|And so the opossum went into a twirl.|
|It took a short while for him to figure out what was happening.|
|The opossum resolved the situation by making use of his prehensile tail to extract himself from the rose of sharon.|
And so, for the first time in my life, I managed to photograph an opossum's prehensile tail in action.
Photo note: The photos were taken with the Pentax K20D, with the SMC-DA* 60-250mm lens. The first one dates from January 9, 2014, and the remainder are (at dusk) from January 10, 2014.
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