Possums spreading east of Toronto
by John, Jason, Farrah, Shellie, Ian and other readers
(Whitby, Scarborough, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax)
Possum on the fence
John, a reader from Whitby, Ontario, sent us a picture of the Possum in his yard! He also tells us ... The dogs have been barking and running to the back of the yard lately. Tonight I saw this guy.
Jason Rand from Oshawa tells us ... Last night on our fence we saw a Possum standing still. It was a larger one. I never saw a possum in Oshawa before!
Farrah Earl from Pickering, Ontario, wrote to say ... I have a Possum coming to my cafeteria for about a week now. I don't know if it is a female or male, but he is a beautiful creature and seems to be very gentle. He does let me approach him to be fed and looks at me when I am speaking to him.
A reader from Ajax wrote to say ... My husband saw a white Possum on our street in Ajax, Ontario, last night. It was probably checking out the garbage containers.
Shellie from Whitby, Ontario, wrote to tell us ... I was taking my dogs for a walk around 11:00 one morning, and lo and behold my Boston Terrier came face to face with a Possum. The Possum was hiding out in the long brush. I saw his teeth and heard his hissing. Wow, my dogs are all OK.
Another reader from Whitby says ... I saw a Possum in the backyard May 11, 2013. First time I've seen one here.
Ian from Scarborough wrote to tell us about his sighting ... A Possum about a foot long, just started lying between a small log and our front porch, in Scarborough Ontario. It was a warmish night in late April.