Little Britain Possum
(Manilla, Ontario, Canada)
Sighted in Little Britain 2 miles west on my rural property, this animal was slow moving, it just backed up and hissed whilst I was shining my flash light on it. Hi David, I don't think that Possums are destructive, certainly not like Raccoons. You'll likely hardly know they are around. We have had one now and again, living under our front porch steps and we hardly ever see him, and he is no trouble ..... a pretty good neighbour in fact!
I am concerned whether they are as damaging to property as Racoons and are they going to try to break into ones roof, by tearing off the roof soffits or even roof shingles.
Are they known to be damaging to flower beds, and I'm more concerned about vegetable gardens; as a gardener, I will not be as friendly toward them, if that is the case.