Dundas Possum

by Sara Sage Harrison
(Dundas, Ontario, Canada)

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I live in the town of Dundas, Ontario, just outside of Hamilton.

I am just a 5 minute walk from downtown and we have a darling Possum I've named Polly!

She has been coming most evenings to feed on the leftovers under the bird feeders, I put a little dry cat food out for the Raccoons and I think she likes that too.

The first time I saw her this summer I couldn't believe how big and beautiful she was, such long light grey fur just like a cat and that gorgeous white face and long nose, I even like her tail.

I would love to know where she goes during the day, I have a lovely potting shed with a nice earthen space underneath so maybe she goes under there!

I am truly thrilled every time I see her, I used to live in eastern Ontario and we didn't have Possums there, so I just love it that they are here!

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Jan 28, 2017
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Downtown Dundas
by: Fedex driver

While making a late delivery to the SDM at 133 King Street West I saw a very large Possum. That sighting prompted me to visit this page.

Jun 22, 2016
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Possum
by: Sara Harrison

Possums are finally back in Dundas, Ontario. I was outside in my front garden May 28 & spotted a beautiful big possum, have seen it several times since in my back garden & my neighbor has also seen it drinking from their kiddie pool. Other neighbors have seen them too so I am really pleased to see they are back in this area!

Nov 26, 2015
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Happy!
by: Sara Harrison

I am so happy someone else likes Possums & thinks they are beautiful critters! Still haven't seen any here in quite a while, I think during the day they live in hollows of trees but I will look that up & see what I can find.

Nov 12, 2015
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No More Possums
by: Sara Harrison

Since I posted my comments last year about seeing a Possum I haven't seen any! I fear it was so cold last winter that Polly & others didn't survive. I really miss seeing them around, they are the coolest looking critters & people really misjudge them because they look different & they don't bother to find out about them, they don't even carry any diseases! They even help in a big way to get rid of deadly tics! When they are walking along they actually hoover them up & because they are such good groomers they eat them all off their fur! They also get rid of other unwanted pests like mice. Possums ROCK!

Mar 04, 2015
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Polly the Possum in Oshawa
by: Anonymous

Hi, my beautiful daughter and I saw a Possum in the summer under our car, and now our neighbour just found Polly later at night in the winter while putting out her garbage and took a photo. We all love her and her sweet face and can't wait to see her again, but where does she live in the day time?

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