Is That a Dog or a Cat?

As I looked out the back window this past week, that was my question. We frequently have gray, black or orange visitor cats. Although, the gray cat is dark charcoal colored not light gray. The furry visitor was not a dog. What was it? As the tail came into view, the identity became clear.

The Mystery Creature. Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Did I successfully conserve the mystery? Surprise, it is a ….

Hi Opossum Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

It is the only remaining marsupial species that remains in North America! See this September post for more information.

¡Olé! and gracias for visiting. Please say hello and leave a note below. –Rebecca

This is #13 for the “past” theme, #Pastsquares with Becky B.

Becky B’s Squares Logo Photo: Becky B and Friends
Rebecca Cuningham

18 thoughts on “Is That a Dog or a Cat?

    1. I was thinking this morning that the possum’s hairdo looks a lot like Rod Stewart. The tails are hairless so the animals can hang upside down from tree branches. Sorry the photos are a bit blurry through the window screen. I was in a hurry to take the photo before the creature ambled away.


  1. I’ve heard opposums are really sweet creatures: they aren’t vermin like rats and raccoons, and thet mind their own business. I haven’t seen one before, so it’s really cool you got to see one!

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Rebecca. This one was so cute how it was strolling the neighborhood through the back yards. One really positive fact about opossums is they eat ticks, like the ones that cause lymes disease! That makes them friends in my book. : )

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