Possums - Barrie, Ontario

by Paul
(Barrie, Ontario, Canada)

Possum in the Snow

Possum in the Snow

I have a Possum as a regular visitor to my bird-feeder. It comes out in day or evening and when I come out the patio door, it generally reacts by leaving the area on its own and waddles off.


Thanks, Paul, for your picture and comments - please tell us more - do you see the Possum during the summer months too? What does he like to eat? How big is he and how long has he been coming to your feeder? Have you ever seen baby Possums? Do you know where he lives - a hole or does he sleep in a tree?

The ones we see here on our farm were living under our porch steps - we haven't seem them for a couple of years, but maybe they will be back one day.

I would love to hear more and so would our readers!


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Jun 22, 2017
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Possum in Wasaga Beach
by: Anonymous

I met one in the woods while accompanied by my dogs. The dogs trotted up close to it, the Possum and dogs looked at each other for a bit, then dogs and Possum went separate ways. Quite surprised there was no hissing, barking or chasing !

Apr 17, 2016
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Possum in Barrie
by: Anonymous

An adorable little Possum waddled by my sliding glass door after dark last night. We live on the edge of Barrie and Innisfil. This is our first sighting.

Nov 26, 2015
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Opossum
by: Ron

I feed the birds on the ground in my back yard and at night the raccoons and deer eat the leftovers. I also use a trail camera to record my visitors. Last night I got a picture of an opossum ....my first. I had to look it up to find out what it was. I hope it stays around. I live in Innisfil at the south east edge of Barrie. Cheers!

Jul 07, 2015
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Possum in Welland
by: Anonymous

Just saw a huge possum in our backyard in Welland at 9:00am. First sighting I have seen. He was huge. Almost the size of a a medium dog. July 7/15

Dec 10, 2014
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Possum in Erin
by: Karen

We just saw the largest Possum in our backyard here in Erin, Ontario, last night! (December 9th) He looked like he weighed about 20 pounds easy. He had the distinct features of a Possum but he had such a long shaggy coat on him. He really looked scruffy with that long fur. He stopped and ate some bread I had out for the birds and the bunnies we have here and he waddled away after his snack. We also had a Possum come visit us in our yard in Orangeville years ago. Always at night and he looked much smaller and much more like a regular Possum. But this guy last night he was HUGE!!! I must try and get a picture of him and post it!

Nov 11, 2014
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Little Possum in Etobicoke
by: Anonymous

We have a little grey and white possum living in our back yard. He came right up on the porch last night and our cat scared him and he sprayed... stinky... I didn't know they could do that. We are in South Etobicoke down by the lake.

Nov 10, 2014
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Possum in Barrie
by: John

We just came to a full stop on Mapleview (east of Yonge) and had to wait a couple minutes for a possum to waddle across the road. I'm glad it made it and no one hit it. It was kind of cute. I didn't know they could live this far north until I found this site. Cool.

Apr 11, 2014
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Possum in cage
by: Larry

I caught a Possum with my critters cage. Trying to relocate some raccoons, now I have a possum. Haven't yet decided if I should keep it to help with bugs and stuff. Will take a picture of it and try to figure out how to put it up here.

Hi there, if you have pictures, you can go to our page about Possums, and scroll down and fill in the form there - there's an area where you can fill in the info (where you saw it,when , what it was doing etc.) and also a place where you can upload pictures.

Mar 31, 2014
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Posing Possum
by: Anonymous

Just saw a Possum in my back yard .... the first time I have ever seen one so close ...he was kinda cute. Big with a long tail...just moseying along...I live in Normandale, Ontario.

Mar 07, 2014
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another sighting in Barrie
by: Anonymous

I saw my first Possum sitting on my deck today. I live just outside of Barrie and didn't think they lived this far north. I was curious about their behaviors and looked them up and that's how I found this site. Pretty cool!

Feb 21, 2014
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POSSUM
by: Anonymous

At 7:30 p.m., live near Niagara, Ont., saw a small possum eating the three pieces of apple we threw out on top of the snow for the BIRDS. I got my laptop & if 10 ft. away took a picture, turned as if to say take my picture please. Then it went if 10 ft. to my hosta plant garden & could not see him/her anymore. There is 3 large Pine trees there, wonder do they live up there in the trees? I have seen SO MANY Raccoons, skunks. Did see a giant one IF 12 yrs. ago in Burlington, Ont. walking along on top of our 6 ft. fence...it ran!
We have a porch, would they live there? With this freezing weather was wondering where they live. Feed our birds all the time & add a bit to the ground for the squirrls.....oh dear another mouth to feed & really do not care for any of these creepy animals...LOVE the birds & last week saw a ROBIN, made me feel so great & thought warmer weather around the corner...

Feb 21, 2014
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POSSUM
by: Anonymous

At 7:30 p.m., live near Niagara, Ont., saw a small possum eating the three pieces of apple we threw out on top of the snow for the BIRDS. I got my laptop & if 10 ft. away took a picture, turned as if to say take my picture please. Then it went if 10 ft. to my hosta plant garden & could not see him/her anymore. There is 3 large Pine trees there, wonder do they live up there in the trees? I have seen SO MANY Raccoons, skunks. Did see a giant one IF 12 yrs. ago in Burlington, Ont. walking along on top of our 6 ft. fence...it ran!
We have a porch, would they live there? With this freezing weather was wondering where they live. Feed our birds all the time & add a bit to the ground for the squirrls.....oh dear another mouth to feed & really do not care for any of these creepy animals...LOVE the birds & last week saw a ROBIN, made me feel so great & thought warmer weather around the corner...

Feb 20, 2014
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Possums in Ontario
by: Nate's Nana

Went to let our two dogs out before bed tonight. Looked out the patio door and there is possum sitting in our newspaper recycle box. My husband has just fed him/her a carrot. Will probably stay now along with the rabbits, squirrels, birds that are fed on a regular basis!

Feb 20, 2014
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Possums in Ontario
by: Nate's Nana

Went to let our two dogs out before bed tonight. Looked out the patio door and there is possum sitting in our newspaper recycle box. My husband has just fed him/her a carrot. Will probably stay now along with the rabbits, squirrels, birds that are fed on a regular basis!

Jan 19, 2014
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Possums in Mississauga
by: Samantha

We've had possums in our neighborhood for years. I had quite a few sightings last summer. They have probably done okay as our winters over the last two/three years have been pretty mild. This very cold winter will be very hard on them. There really not supposed to be this far north.

Jan 14, 2014
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Possum
by: Nick

We have been watching a little possum around our Caledon property, it appears he lives under our modular home. During the day he slowly comes out and strolls around and disappears under a shed for a bit. He seems to mind his own business, cute little guy. Probably cold with the extreme winter we are having.

Jan 04, 2014
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Possum Sighting
by: Cheryl

I live just outside of Frankford, Ontario, and I looked outside in the back yard today about 4:30pm and couldnt believe my eyes ..... a possum eating bird seed on ground. Have never seen one before and didn't realize we have them here ..... they are an amazing looking creature!

Dec 10, 2013
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Awsome Possum
by: Anonymous

Saw a Possum the other day, my cats were all staring out the window so (thankfully) I turned the outside light on thinking it was another cat, Wow! They are big, kinda scared me at first but I love animals and saw that it was just looking for food so I just let him wander around while enjoying his beautiful nature and then off he went. I did a little research on them and found out that as long as you don't feed them or leave food out they will eventually stop coming back but what a great experience seeing a live possum out my back door, kinda hope he pops back one or two more times though so I can see him again before he eventually moves on :-)

Nov 30, 2013
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Big Possum
by: anne

Seen big possum on top of pool cover on the ice, I went outside to get a better look, it scurried around the pool on the ice looking to find a way out, after two minutes it found a spot to climb out. I had a very good look at it, surprisingly big.

Nov 08, 2013
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Vermit Relocation
by: Anonymous

Just trapped a large possum in my back yard over night in Ingersoll, Ontario. Released him a few miles away in a swampy area hoping he'll like it there better.

Oct 31, 2013
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Midhurst (Springwater) sighting
by: JuniorJet

Thought I saw a possum in my backyard tonight (Halloween) but wasn't sure until I found this web page - I wasn't seeing things after all! Very big animal - when I went out looking again I just saw a little black feral cat - I hope the possum wasn't hunting it!

Oct 29, 2013
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Possums in Brampton
by: Anonymous

Saw my first possum back in 2007 when I moved to Brampton near the downtown core. They disappeared in 2009. But one is back again this month on our patio at 10:30 at night.

We feed him cat food and he appears to leave and come back every night.

Oct 25, 2013
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Possum in Barrie
by: Anonymous

Caught a little guy in a trap I had set for a skunk, let him go and waddled back under my shed. At least I know it's not a skunk now.

Sep 24, 2013
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Possum in Scarborough
by: Laurie

Last night while sitting in my backyard, a possum strolled by me and then bolted when I bolted. We gladly startled each other so that we no longer saw where each other went. Although some say they are gentle, they are still better to see behind the glass of a flat screen TV.

Sep 06, 2013
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Possum Sighting
by: B. O'Brien

I've just seen a Possum in my yard, last night. It set off the motion lights on our workshop. I had no idea they were in my area of New Lowell, ON. I didn't seen any babies. My dogs were sniffing like crazy this morning.

Jul 19, 2013
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Just saw one!
by: Kelly

I think I have just seen my first Opossum biking home from work a few minutes ago! It came out and crossed the road at the tracks by the Tim's at Big Bay and Huronia and into the Willow Landing schoolyard. It looked white, but the there was no lighting so I could be mistaken. I doubt there are albino possums in Barrie. It's late and I couldn't get a good look, but it had a long hairless tail and quite the waddle, so I will go with possum instead of giant rat. Has anyone seen a white possum in the area?

Jun 14, 2013
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Possum in Richmondhill,Ontario
by: Jackie

June 13th,2013. I was leaving a friend's house 1145pm, Young and 16th area in Richmondill. As I was goin down the steps from my friend's home turned the corner I saw something huge with a long tail, first I thought it was a huge rat as I got closer and I got a bit of light I was frightened that it was a possum. It stayed still while I looked at its long pointy face, huge body and a long tail, it eventually after I moved away it started its walk towards my friend's house.

Jun 12, 2013
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Playing Possum
by: Expertech

Saw one today by Sandy Cove. Unfortunately he was playing permenant Possum in the middle of the road!

Jun 12, 2013
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Playing Possum
by: Expertech

Saw one today by Sandy Cove. Unfortunately he was playing permenant Possum in the middle of the road!

Jun 12, 2013
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Playing Possum
by: Expertech

Saw one today by Sandy Cove. Unfortunately he was playing permenant Possum in the middle of the road!

Apr 10, 2013
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POSSUM IN BARRIE ONTARIO
by: Anonymous

Just spotted a possum in barrie ontario. It walked across the road in front of me!

Apr 08, 2013
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Waterloo possum
by: Anonymous

Just saw a large possum in our backyard in North Waterloo- thought they were nocturnal but it was only 6pm.

Apr 08, 2013
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Waterloo possum
by: Anonymous

Just saw a large possum in our backyard in North Waterloo- thought they were nocturnal but it was only 6pm.

Mar 25, 2013
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Kawartha lakes
by: Anonymous

Just outside Bobcaygeon, we have that eats our bird seed

Mar 25, 2013
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March 2013
by: Anonymous

There was a possum eating the bird feed on the ground, it was late, got a couple of picture but they were dark. We live at Huronia Road and Little Ave in Barrie.

Feb 26, 2013
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Size of Possums?
by: JoeandShell

We live in Springwater backing onto a protected forest and came of the garage this morning to find some very large Possum prints in the snow.

How big do they grow? And would they attack my dog?

Possums grow to the size of a small to medium sized Raccoon and they are unlikely to attack your dog as they prefer to "play dead" when threatened.

Feb 22, 2013
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Possum Chemong Lake
by: Anonymous

A friend took a picture of one outside her patio door on Chemong Lake, Ennismore, Ontario, this morning 8.00am

Feb 05, 2013
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Just saw a Possum walk past my kitchen window!
by: Anonymous

I live in Collinwood and just went to get a cup of tea in the kitchen when I saw something moving in the snow in my back yard! Checked closer and thought it was a Possum. I had to check the internet to confirm what it looked like and sure enough I was right! Now I'll have to follow the trail in the deep snow to see where it went. They wouldn't enter into the basement somewhere would they?

Jan 30, 2013
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West Rouge - Possum sighting
by: Anonymous

Saw a Possum scurrying across my fence this morning. Man can those things move. I didn't think Possums could run so fast!

Jan 30, 2013
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Barrie - allandale area
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My dog was barking quite excitedly for around 10 minutes, treats which usually grab her attention were unsuccessful. Walked to the corner of the backyard and peeked over the fence to all of a sudden be eye level with a possum, startled me quite a bit. The poor guy just sat there as my dog tried to urge him / her to come on over and play, like others said no fear, guy didn't been budge till we had both (after 10 min of chasing her) gone in the house. He used his tail to lower himself off the fence , kinda neat and scurried under the deck where I assume he lives. What's odd is it was about 1:30 in the afternoon and from what I understand these guys are nocturnal .... not to mention its the middle of winter, however were having unseasonal warmth at the moment. I've never seen one before I find them kind of cute.

Jan 09, 2013
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Cleaning up the birdseed
by: Heather

I turned on the back light tonight at 7:00 to let the dog out and there was a possum eating the bird seed on the patio. They are moving north. We live in Waubaushene on the east side of Georgian Bay.

Dec 28, 2012
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Sightings in Stroud
by: Anonymous

We have several living in Stroud south of Barrie. Funny to watch them scurrying thru heavy snow. As a child I remember being told they sleep hanging in trees by their tails. Does anyone know if this is true?

I'm not sure, I'll have to Google that!

Okay, I checked, and there are lots of images on the 'net of Possums hanging by their tails!

Dec 03, 2012
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Another Possum in Barrie
by: Deb

A couple of nights ago I was watching TV when I saw a larger animal going by the door. I thought it was a raccoon but after turning on the light realized it looked like a possum. As I didn't think we had possums in Canada I decided to google it...... low and behold, a possum is living under my back deck.

My question is can this animal cause damage?

They don't seem to be destructive, they just need somewhere quiet and dry, where they can spend the winter. We have one living under the concrete steps at our house, he must get warm and snug under there because he spends the whole winter there - we hardly ever see him the rest of they year, just winter.

Dec 02, 2012
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Sutton sighting
by: John

We live on a ravine and have many different animals visit our backyard; the odd Deer, many Raccoons, Weasels etc. More recently we have looked after some feral cats (trapped, neutered and released). We usually put food out for them but take it in at night. Before we had a chance to do so last night a large Possum came and enjoyed a real feast. He left when we opened the garden door, but came back shortly thereafter and finished his dinner. We did not see him today but have seen a Possum before on occasion. I don't know where they live, but there would be lots of places in the ravine which is wooded and leads to the river.

Dec 01, 2012
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Brentwood Possum
by: kevin

Saw it crossing my lawn to the cornfield (just harvested, lots of leftovers) went out for a closer look, prints in the snow on my deck, got to 10m when it turned and stared. No fear, did not run away - hope he is not living under my deck!

Nov 25, 2012
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Royal York / Dixon sighting
by: Deborah

Our dog started chasing something outside our house last night. The "thing" came to a dead stop as the dog caught up with it, stayed dead for a few moments, then scurried on its way once the dog lost interest. Turned out to be a rather large Opossum. First one I've seen in this area.

Nov 08, 2012
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Lefroy Innisfil
by: Anonymous

Left some peanuts for the squirrels on my deck, a Possum was helping himself, one of the ugliest animals I've seen.
Really neat.

Nov 03, 2012
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Oshawa sighting Ritson/Rossland area
by: Anonymous

I chased one away from around my garbage can last night - not sure where it lives.

Oct 31, 2012
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East York, Riverdale sighting
by: Anonymous

I have a couple of stray cats, a Squirrel and a Skunk who live in my backyard and wait for nightly feedings.

One September night a Possum joined them, but I haven't seen it since.

I kept thinking I was imagining things but I saw it so clearly. Glad to have found these posts!

Oct 28, 2012
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Urban Possum
by: Larry

We live in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto.

So over the years have seen many raccoons, a few white squirrels - at times as regulars, a lone Fox but never thought I'd see a Possum, but now have one living in the backyard, I wonder if there are many in Toronto....

Oct 24, 2012
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Etobicoke
by: Anonymous

I haven't seen our Possum in months, I hope he's OK. We have Raccoons visiting our back yard every night, I wonder if they've scared it away.

Oct 23, 2012
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Stayner, Ontario
by: Anonymous

Seen one last night while I was out having a smoke around 3:30 am...it ran across yard and under fence ..not sure where it's living.

Sep 29, 2012
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Possum
by: Ashley

I was driving home from the movies last night in Barrie, Ontario, at around 12:00 am and I saw a Possum. I was kind of shocked, I had no idea that we had Possums in our area.

Aug 11, 2012
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Opossum in Oro Township
by: Jen

I was driving home about 2:00 in the morning a few days ago, and at first I thought I was seeing a Raccoon on the side of the road.

I stopped and he/she just looked at me and kept on eating away at what ever it had. It was very cool! I was able to sit in my car about 5 feet away from it for about 15 minutes.

I had no idea we had Possums in Canada, never mind in my rural neighbourhood, but I was pretty sure that's what I was looking at!!

Thanks to this page for confirming that for me :)

You're welcome - come back and visit our website some other time!

Aug 10, 2012
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Possums in Chatham
by: Laurie

My kittens just brought home a new friend - ugly little thing, but they are having a great time together in the backyard.

That is so funny!

Jul 24, 2012
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Caught a Possum
by: Anonymous

I live trapped a Possum under my shed, in Barrie Ontario today. Going release further north.

Jul 09, 2012
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Possum in Barrie, Ontario
by: Anonymous

Came home to find a large Possum dead on the road in Barrie. It was on Browning trail. Large guy, looks like a car hit him.

Jun 05, 2012
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Saw a Possum in Whitby, Ontario
by: Jane M

Last night while walking my dog, a Possum walked across the road right in front of us. My husband told me that he saw one in the backyard last week but I thought he was only teasing me! Pretty neat to see here!

May 21, 2012
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Mom Possum with Babies
by: Anonymous

I saw a mom with her babies this morning outside my window walking across my lawn,she was carrying her babies on her back.

Looked like maybe three or four little ones, I went to get my Husband and a camera, but when we got back to the window she had gone under a fence and into the next property under some brush.

It was an amazing sight and it was a second sighting for me here at our residence in Bowmanville, Ontario.

I will keep my eyes open hoping to see her again.

May 20, 2012
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Wow
by: Anonymous

Just caught a really big one in my trap. Freaky looking guy. Gonna let him go.

Apr 29, 2012
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Possum on Mapleview
by: Steve R.

Friday evening while driving on Mapleview Drive E. in south Barrie (just past the city limits)a fairly large Possum started across the road in front of me. I came to a complete stop to allow it to cross safely (thankfully there was no other traffic either behind me or from the other direction)and I was able to get a very good look at it as it crossed. Once safely to the other side, he/she paused and looked back at me, almost as if to say "thanks for letting me cross!". I had no idea there were possums in Barrie, but I knew it was what I saw, and I am glad this website validates that they are indeed here in this part of the country. I hope others look out for them, as they sure aren't "street smart"!

Apr 04, 2012
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Possum sighting
by: Anonymous

I saw a little guy tonight on Huronia Road in Barrie, Ontario ..... freaked me out a bit!

Mar 22, 2012
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Definitely in Barrie, Ontario!
by: The Graff

My daughter & I saw one late at night last fall crossing the road, the bottom of Crawford Street, in the Ferndale & Tiffin area.

For anybody who knows the area, that's right next to the Bear Creek wetlands. Also lots of Deer, Porqupines, Raccoons, etc.

I didn't think they would survive the winter, but this was a mild one, so now have to watch for another range of critters raiding my Koi pond and bird feeders!

NATURE! ITS ALL OVER ME, GET IT OFF!!!
[name the character, name the movie]

Thanks for sending us your report - the Movie was Madagascar and it was Melman the Giraffe!

Am I right, huh? Am I? Did I win the big prize? A Cruise you said?

Feb 14, 2012
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Furless Possum
by: Anonymous

Hi Possum Lovers!

Has anyone ever seen a hairless Possum?

About 2 years ago I was innocently watching TV with the drapes drawn, when a hairless possum-like beast waddled past the window.

It had red eyes and albino like features.

I searched on Google and could not find a single image of this creature.

Has anyone else had an encounter with a hairless Possum?

Jan 16, 2012
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Possums in Windsor, Ontario
by: Debbie Doolittle

I have 2 Possums living under my deck in the
back yard, a baby and mother.

The baby is so cute, it looks like a gremlin.

I feed them from my dog house I put on my deck.

They eat cat food and dog food, table scraps.

They have been there since last summer.

They are beautiful animals.

Nov 23, 2011
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King Rat
by: Anonymous

Possum sighting in Mineola West (Port Credit) Mississauga, Ontario.

It was raining and he was in the ditch area across the road from my house.

Reminded me of that Jamie Kennedy exterminator skit about a King Rat.

It looked like a giant rat!

Yes, it sounds like you saw a Possum!

Nov 09, 2011
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Possum in Scarborough
by: Anonymous

We went outside into our front yard around 9pm on a rainy night. I didn't see him but my wife noticed him right away in the neighbours driveway light.

He paused and look at us and then hid under a car when someone else walked by on the street. He then took off quickly away from us.

He was not very cute and we weren't sure what it was until we looked it up.

He didn't look very healthy and we didn't think they lived in the city.

Probably has lots of competition with raccoons for garbage treats...

Oct 18, 2011
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My Possum friend
by: DebraDee

I live in Mississauga, in the Mavis Rd / Eglinton area and regularly see a Possum in my backyard.

I think he lives under the deck. My cats just watch it (him or her, not sure). The possum just goes about his business.

I just went outside & it was there. Made eye to eye contact with me then shyly waddled away.

We've had a flashlight on him & you'd think he wasn't aware. I'll try to get pics.

This is my first possum encounter. It's been about 3 weeks.

We've named him Pauly, or is it Polly?

Oct 16, 2011
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Etobicoke Possum
by: Anonymous

We have a lovely little Possum who has been visiting our back yard this week. I've never seen one before and was surprised to see one in the city.

He's a cute little thing, I hope he can survive the winter.

Sep 03, 2011
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Big Possums
by: Anonymous

Saw one out the back yard eating the dog food. And I am in Mississauga and Etobicoke border. This is the 3rd time I have seen one in 2 yrs.

Aug 19, 2011
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caught one
by: Anonymous

I caught one in my homemade trap yesterday, then let him go.

I'm in Brampton, Ontario.

Aug 13, 2011
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Another sighting in Barrie
by: Nancy

I spotted a Possum tonight as it ran across the street, in front of my car.

Wasn't certain what it was until I checked online ..... but sure enough, it was indeed a Possum!

May 28, 2011
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Saw one tonight
by: Paul

Hiya! I was very surprised to see one in my backyard tonight here in Mississauga ..... It was big, like a cat, light colored and had a long thin tail.

My wife saw it walk past the patio door in the backyard & I saw it in bushes out front - they climb right?

I have seen large "dodo" on shed roof this past year, could it be the Possum?

I recall a photo of a baby "something" my son took in the backyard a few years ago, perhaps it was a possum, I will have to dig it up.


Apr 23, 2011
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Possum sighting in Mississauga
by: Lucky L's from Mississagua

The Possum on the front lawn was all the talk at our Good Friday family get-together!

It was the first time our family had seen this little (or not so little) creature in Mississauga.

I read on a website that 98% of the Possums in Ontario are in the Mississauga / Etobicoke area.

I had a nightmare about the creature last night.

I hope there aren't more of them around.

Apr 03, 2011
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Possum in Toronto
by: Anonymous

Saw a Possum for the first time ever and it was in my backyard last night.

I live in East York, (Toronto). I think this is the beginning of a new species here. I thought we were Raccoon & Skunk dominant?

Mar 21, 2011
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uxbridge pudding possum
by: Jane

Went out this morning with the dog and saw something across the street, by the curb. Upon closer inspection I realized it was a Possum. He was very busy eating something, and I was able to get a picture, (which, unfortunately didn't turn out) before he waddled away.

When I was out later I realized he was busy eating a container of choclate pudding. No wonder he didn't want to leave!!!

Mar 15, 2011
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Possum in my backyard
by: deborah

Today I was in the living room and my dog and my cat were both looking at something wandering around in the backyard.

I put on my glasses and cried out to my husband "What is that?" He looks and tells me it is a Possum and runs to get the camera, but when he got out there the possum had vanished!

We are in Port Perry, Ontario.

Mar 14, 2011
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Possums in Ajax, Ontario
by: Lynda

We were out walking our dogs a couple of weeks ago and came across one strolling down the sidewalk.

It went up to our dogs just to sniff and then waddled off.

Tonight I saw one at our bird feeder, and it stayed for about half an hour and then left to take cover under our deck.

Mar 13, 2011
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Possum in Backyard
by: Anonymous

Didn't know Possums came this far north, but discovered from research today that they, in fact, do.

We live in Snug Harbour, north of Lindsay, Ontario, and our neighbour saw one early this morning in our back yard, foraging under a tree.

She said he was there for about half hour.

Our house dog has alerted us to the presence of an animal out back these past few nights by her yippyness.

Sorry we didn't get to see the little guy/girl.

Mar 12, 2011
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Get out of my Garage
by: Fernando

I live in the North end of Cambridge and had a Possum encounter yesterday.

I had left my garage door open for a couple of hours and was suprised to see this creature later on in the day.

It was not startled at all with my presence, even after gently guiding it out of my Garage.

Good photos and entertaining Friday morning for the kids.

Thanks Fernando - we would love to see pictures of your Possum - you can go to our "Area Animals" section and submit them, and I'll add them to your report!

Mar 09, 2011
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New friend in my yard
by: Anonymous

I just got a Possum visiting my yard two nights ago and he is back out there tonight, funny little guy and sooooo slow moving.

I will have to take my dog out on a leash now at night and keep an eye out for him.

I have seen them before on the road or up in trees when I am out in the bush, but I live in a village and had never seen one on my property before this.

Something new to learn about!! :)

Mar 01, 2011
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Oshawa Possum
by: Anonymous

I saw one in the ditch on Simcoe Street, just outside of Oshawa.

Cute little fella!


Feb 25, 2011
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Possums in Brampton
by: Anonymous

We discovered two of the little creatures last night on our deck/backyard. I've lived in Brampton all my life and have never encountered them in the "city"

Not sure I like them around - our cat likes to be outdoors in the summer months and am afraid he might run after one.

Feb 19, 2011
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Possum in Cambridge
by: Anonymous

Wow! I didn't know we had Possums. The other day we had a big Possum walking along on the top of our fence.

It was big so we were wondering if it could be a mother carrying her young.

Anyhow, it was a wonderful addition to the other critter visitors we get and feed. I hope it stays.


Feb 18, 2011
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Possum Sighting
by: Anonymous

I live in Odessa, which is just outside Kingston, Ontario. We have a small creek in our back yard and today we saw a possum, I could not believe my eyes - I never knew they were in this area.

Feb 09, 2011
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Possum Watcher
by: Sue

I live in Barrie's south end. I was going out to get in my car last week and a medium size Possum walked along right in front of me.

He wasn't that big. I put some dog kibble out for him, being it's so cold out.

I don't know if he will eat it or not.

Jan 28, 2011
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Possums in Caledon
by: Dave

We have had them around for some time now and we have one living under our deck or hot tub, and there is a manic Red Squirrel under the deck as well.

I found the Possum down the window well the other day, he decided he would eat some cat kibble and roast beef before he climbed up the wood I had placed there for him to get out.

He came out on the deck the yesterday and ate some more kibble and bird feed.

His ears are a bit frost bitten and he has lost half his tail, but apart from that he looks healthy and well fed.

I took some pictures of him.

A friend feeds feral cats at his work and there is a kennel for them - he found a cat and a Possum curled up together in it one day.

Jan 26, 2011
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Possum in Mississauga Ontario
by: Anonymous

January 25th 2011 - I too have a Possum in my backyard.

Last night around midnight I looked out the back window, to see what I thought was a Raccoon munching away on some carrots that I'd put out for the rabbits.

When I looked closer, I saw the long tail and white face and realized that it was a possum.

I have never seen one before and hope that it returns again.

Dec 11, 2010
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My Little Possum
by: Anonymous

I had no idea Possums lived in Ontario until last night. I live in a subdivision in Orangeville, Ontario.

Around midnight I noticed something eating peanuts in my backyard. I was surprised that it was a Possum.

I opened the door to give the Possum more peanuts and he/she was not even afraid. I hope this little, sweet creature will survive the winter and I hope to see my little Possum again.

I too, have a soft spot for Possums, some seem to do well here, and survive our harsh winters, but I have also seen them with frostbite damage on their ears and tails, but maybe your little critter will be fine if he can find a warm place to spend the winter.

Nov 17, 2010
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November 2010
by: Anonymous

We are in the south end of Barrie, Ontario, and saw a huge grey Possum with a bright white face, walking along the fence in our backyard.

We have seen Skunks, Raccoons and Squirrels, but never a Possum.

Jun 02, 2010
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Very Large Possum
by: Anonymous

A Possum came out of our garden today, June 2nd 2010, walked over to our bird feeder and then walked away. It was very large. We live in Brampton, Ontario.

There are Possums all over Southern Ontario these days, they may be raising a family in your yard or your neighbours'.

Jun 19, 2009
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Possums are so ugly, they are cute!
by: Elizabeth V

I love the picture of the possum, we get them around where we live too, but I don't have a good picture of them. Your picture is nice.

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