Possums in Whitby
by Greg Giza
(Whitby, Ontario, Canada)
Possum in Whitby
This Possum came out of my Cedar hedge in my backyard.
It was carrying a bird.
I didn't think Possums were around these parts. Thanks for the info - yes, they are in and around Whitby, and I am adding other reports here as well.
I will also post this on our facebook page.More Whitby Possums
May 22 2017 Thomas Estrada said ... We spotted one in my back yard in Whitby – it was nice and we are so happy!
June 27 2017 William Fisher rported ... A Possum was seen in backyard behind a gazebo. Seems to come back time and time again. We are in Whitby.
June 12 2017 Fred from Whitby, Thickson & Winterberry area told us ... A big one is living in this area!
June 14 2017 Rob from Whitby said ... I was walking my dog one morning when I spotted a dead animal. My dog wasn't interested, but I noticed it was a young possum about the size of a Guinea pig on its back, mouth open. It had no signs of injury and otherwise looked quite healthy. Having heard of "playing possum" I walked away and watched it get up and climb a tree.
July 28th 2017, Whitby, Kylie wrote ... on a Friday night I had friends over to drink at my place. Around midnight I let my dog outside to do his business and the next thing you know I hear this rattling against the fence. My dog was going ballistic, my friends and I went to look around with a flashlight. Next thing you know we see a Possum playing dead in my mom's garden. My dog must have put it in a state of shock cause when we went to put my dog inside (weren't sure if he was going to get rabies) and go back to the scene, the Possum had disappeared. Now I hope to God I don't see or hear this little bugger again!UPDATE: Kylie wrote to say that every time her little dog goes out in the yard, he checks the exact spot where he "killed" the Possum! How funny is that!
Thanks for the update Kylie!
I also posted this on our facebook page for our facebook followers to enjoy.