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Opposums in the daytime
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Pam Fuller    Posted 02-21-2004 at 11:34:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In the last week we have had three daytime sightings of two different opposums. The first one was very large, the next two sightings a much smaller animal and looks like it is either molting or multicolored. We live in the woods, our woodpile is aobut 50' from house and have seen them appearing to look for food on the ground in the middle of the day. What's up, thought they were nocturnal. Are they just waking up from some sort of hibernation? Oh, we live in southern NJ.

bill b va    Posted 02-21-2004 at 19:42:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

anybody know why there are no armidillos in va ?

mike intn    Posted 02-21-2004 at 13:27:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seen a few in the daytime, killed them all. Never seen a possum that didn't need killing.

hay    Posted 02-21-2004 at 13:21:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
i see them sometimes in the day, but mostly at night here in se texas. probably just looking for any food they can get. wintertime is lean on animals in the wild. i almost tripped on one at daybreak a few days ago.

GregWis    Posted 02-21-2004 at 12:27:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pam, I have been in on my deer post and seen them frolicking in the woods in the late morning. This was in nov. when lots of food, mainly corn still around. They looked happy and healthy.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-21-2004 at 12:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've heard them southern NJ skunks aren't any too smart. he he he.
Seen them come out late afternoon up here. When they aren't right they've challenged me. That's when I introduced them to one of my favorite pitch forks. I've never held anything agaist them personally. Just left them stuck to the ground where they were at, for the night err till morning.

JF    Posted 02-21-2004 at 11:52:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
sign of rabies

TO35    Posted 02-21-2004 at 11:43:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I say lack of food ,since you say they are foraging around. Here in the south we see them all the time during the day the last few years espically since land clearing has taken there hiding places. They could be sick...I'd watch out for any signs of that.

best wishes

jeanette    Posted 02-21-2004 at 16:38:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
we see them in the day time some times they sort of hibernate they only come out if the weather is mild in winter i saw the biggest one i ever saw eating out of my catfood pan the other day, he won't be eating anything any more.

grma jo    Posted 02-21-2004 at 18:29:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
seen them all times of the day..& night..creepy ugly things.. few winters ago seen one in day light..thought it were sick wasnt really moving to much .. had a young guy who was here go out & kill it..told him to make sure its dead before leaving.. well he comes in the house says.. the thing was hung up on the barb wire..thats why he werent moving.. looked out few minutes later & said ..i told ya to make sure it were dead..he says were i clubbed it good... seen it running thur the shrubs.... next night husband seen one looking in the patio doors.. so went out & shot it ..10 minutes later..went out & darn thing were gone..

bruce    Posted 02-21-2004 at 19:11:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ugly is just a state of mind. these critters make a very smart pet. remind you of a toy poodle only smarter.

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