Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weekend Visitors {Unwelcome}

The weekend brought around a couple of unexpected and unwelcome visitors.

This crow, while not fully grown, was big enough to intimidate and frighten away the pretty birds that usually visit our feeders.  

Kim Klassen's Downton Abbey 'Anna' texture

And while I was taking this beautiful sunrise photo this morning...

Kim Klassen's Downton Abbey 'Violet' texture

I heard a noise in the trash can. Assuming it was a cat, 
I peeked over the edge of the deck and what do my eyes behold?!

An Opossum!!!

I don't like opossums. They kill my chickens. 
I ran inside to get my husband. No way was I messing with this ugly dude! 
The funny thing is, he didn't have enough room to flop on his side but he did stick his tongue out, fix his eyes on me, and stayed perfectly still! I guess he thought I'd fall for his wily trick of playing possum. *hehe* 


My DH kicked the trash can over and we let him go. Now to set the "real" trap, catch him and call Animal Control :-)

Life is never dull in rural NC.

How is it where you live? 
Anything exciting happen over the weekend?

Have a blessed day in the Lord!


  1. You mean you aren't going to make possum pie? Lol.

    We had starlings and red winged blackbirds at the feeders yesterday during our snowstorm.

  2. Life with wildlife closeby can be pretty exciting! :-)

    1. I'll take the opossum over the skunk any day(!), that we had a couple years ago :)

  3. I would have been scared seeing that opossum! I remember seeing one in our trash can many years ago,..and I "ran away" screaming!! lol

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