She’s cute and she’s quite the homemaker.
Opanella is small by Opossum standards for this time of year (this video is from the first day of Winter 2019). Last days of Fall, first days of Winter, opossum need to be beefy and bulky, better able to withstand the cold, coming months.
You’ll notice Opanella is neither. Petite, one might say. We first noticed her trundling under our porch. A few years back an elderly opossum decided to pass over there. Had a devil of a time getting his remains out.
So seeing Opanella’s interest there, we blocked her access.
Undaunted, she cast her tiny-eyed gaze on our shed.
Yep, that’s where she’d homesteading now.
Less of a concern, this. She’s well protected and it’s much easier to lift a shed than a porch.
As with all who bless us with their company, we make sure she has something good to eat.