Monday, February 11, 2008

Wildlife in our own backyard

OK, one more post about our possums and then I promise I'll quit talking about them. I've just been so intrigued with them since we discovered them. And yes, I said "them." Last week in the morning, Joseph and I discovered two of them wandering around the backyard. We may have a whole family of them. Then later that same morning, we found one just chilling out on our rug right by the sliding glass door. We just sat and watched him give himself a bath and he didn't seem to mind we were there at all. I'm beginning to like them. Do you think he's cute? He seems cuter to me now. Don't worry, I won't go crazy on you. I will not feed them or try to pet them or anything. But it was fascinating to watch him so closely.

12 comments:

Kent and Leisy said...

jill, he's WAY cute! keep him! and you should name him :) I love that you guys have wild animals at your house.

Ben & Diane said...

When the kids and I were watching the video Mia said, "aw, that possum is so cute." Dallin just kept saying rat, rat, over and over. I'll have to admit that if it didn't have that nasty tail it would be cuter. You'd be crazy to try and touch it because you would never know how it would react but it would be funny if you could try and scare it with like a broom handle or something and see if it will play dead. I'd like to see a picture of that!

Jon & Michelle said...

That's pretty cool! We already miss you guys, it was so fun to have you here! I don't know what I'm going to do with Alexis when she asks everyday to go to Grandma's house to play with Jill & Pa (Joseph)! :)

Emily said...

Nope, still not cute. I'm sorry. But I bet Joseph thinks he is pretty cool. I just keep thinking about the millions of diseases that thing is carrying around with him. Maybe that's the Steve rubbing off on me...but it's something to think about...

Emily said...

Oh, and I think it's so funny that Alexis calls Joseph Pa...LOL!

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Carol and Bruce said...

Well, he could be cute without the tail and I think it is way cool that Joseph gets to watch him but I'd be encouraging them to move on. We have had some huge really ugly ones here. Do you want to borrow Dad's live trap? Then you could just take him to a new home:)

Glad you had fun in Utah and would love to hear about your trip.
Miss you all! Justin looks so big sitting up in the tub:)

ammonc said...

Haisel and Taylor are going to love watching this. I still wonder when you're going to come visit me...
Katie

Jennie Minor said...

I don't think he is cute at all! But that is cool that you have them close to you!

Alicia said...

I don't think he's giving himself a bath. I think he's eating, and anyone or anything that eats earwax is just gross--cute or not cute:)

Emily said...

Yea, you should go visit Katie...doesn't she live in Las Vegas? You should definitely go see her.

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