Backyard visitor

by Lori
(Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada )

Possum in the night

Possum in the night

Possum in the night
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Lori from Bowmanville wrote to tell us about her wildlife sighting, she says ...... We saw our first Possum last night, sitting out on our back fence (we back onto a ravine) in Bowmanville.


Our neighbour's small dog was barking at it and jumping up trying to get at it, but it just sat there and looked down at her.

I took a couple of pictures of it, it is very cute.

My husband and I thought it was pretty cool having one hanging around.

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Nov 28, 2016
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Late Night Visitor
by: Des Rogan

Had a Possum around for the last two weeks, it comes in the evenings and it has a big long tail We are in Rice Lake, Gores Landing, Ontario.

Nov 26, 2013
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Possum sighting
by: Sandy

Turned on the back light last night and to my surprise there was a possum sitting by my apple tree. I wondered why my cats were acting funny at night by the patio doors. Possums in Hamilton? Shouldn't be surprised as I live near red hill valley.

Oct 28, 2013
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Bowmanville Possum
by: Anonymous

October 27th 2013, Son called out possum on the back yard fence and I said "not in Ontario!" I was wrong LOL
Took a few pictures in the dark as proof. I'm still surprised. He walked away with a tomato in his mouth that we had placed out as a target earlier in the day.
Hope you find a warm enough place for the winter!

Nov 28, 2012
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Possum
by: Anonymous

Hey Ray....... Thats so cool!! We feed the animals peanuts at night, we buy the one out of the shell. The Possum comes about every second night. I didn't think they were around here, but like you, it's so cool to see them. Downtown Oshawa too, that's REALLY cool....

Nov 26, 2012
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Oshawa sighting
by: Ray

I was a friends house in the Downtown core of Oshawa, Ontario. We went outside to the backyard and a Possum walked along a tree limb about 10 feet from us and just made itself comfortable, laid down and watched us for a about a half an hour. We weren't sure what it was and Googled an image of a possum and lo'n'behold, that was what it was.

Nov 01, 2012
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Bowmanville Possum......
by: Debbie and Kaitlyn

We saw our first Possum also. My daughter saw him/her first and I didn't believe her at first.

It's so awesome.... We have Raccoons and Rabbits and now a possum right here in town.

I grew up in the country in Myrtle and it's nice that my kids can see some of these now too outside of a zoo.

Sep 05, 2012
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Possum
by: Anonymous

Yes, Possums are in Georgetown, Ontario. After trapping many Raccoons in my backyard it was quite the surprise to find a Possum in the live trap.

They are smelly and UGLY!

Aug 21, 2012
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Possum in Ajax
by: jeannette

We had our first Possum sighting last night. I noticed something on the deck around 9.30pm and I flicked on the light and was surprised to see a Possum looking in the patio door!

Jul 02, 2012
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Rural Newcastle visitor
by: Jan

We live just east of Newcastle, backing and siding onto a forest ... when I got up to let my dog out this morning around 5:30 a.m. I was very surprised to see an Opossum under the bird feeder in our backyard having a good feed on the fallen seed.

After reading these posts, I'm not so surprised anymore! It really was a beautiful creature! White face, grey body, long tail like a rat's tail. So wonderful to see different wildlife other than racoons and squirrels!

Mar 27, 2012
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Possum
by: sue

We live just east of Bowmanville, Ontario, and have seen a Possum several times in the past two weeks.

His back leg seems to be injured.

The first time I seen him, my dog ran over to it and sure enough he played dead!

Dec 14, 2011
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Possum in our Georgetown, Ontario. backyard
by: Anonymous

Went to let the dog out last night around 1 a.m.

Turned the light on and there was a Possum under the bird feeders by our deck, close to our door.

Didn't let the dog out back.

I think I will remove the feeders today, December 13, 2011

Nov 14, 2011
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Possum in Port Hope
by: Lynn

From Port Hope, Ontario. Went to let the dog in and noticed this creature climbing the tree. My daughter took a picture of it - turns out it was a Possum.

Nov 11, 2011
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We too saw the Possum
by: Lori in Campbellcroft

The Possum has come to our patio door 3 nights in a row to look for food. We also have 6 Skunks and 2 Raccoons.

Oct 13, 2011
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Possum Oct.13, 2002
by: Bill Calver, Newcastle

Early this morning I put back light on to see temp. beside squirrel trap on rear deck, couldn't imagine, a 'Possum' in trap beside our grape-vine.

Kept it there 'till day-light, got 3 good pictures, then released it locally.

Now, I wonder if it was same possum Lori from Bowmanville saw?

Will forward pics. later

Jul 10, 2011
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Possum in Scarborough
by: norma

Last night about midnight, the dogs were barking as if they had seen a squirrel.

Fearing it was a Raccoon and they were antagonizing it, we went to investigate and found a Possum calmly watching us and not moving away.

When prodded by a twig, it moved slowly along the fence and then back-tracked and just stared at us.

Always exciting to see wildlife in a city garden. July 9/11

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