Possums spreading east of Toronto

by John, Jason, Farrah, Shellie, Ian and other readers
(Whitby, Scarborough, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax)

Possum on the fence

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.

Comments for Possums spreading east of Toronto

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 12, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstar
Oppossum in my garage
by: Ralph in Pickering

I was putting out the garbage this morning and upon returning from the street , I noticed this large animal in the garage with a long tail and white snout. He did not scare easily and moved under my car and would not leave the garage until I finally got close and scared it. I am in the Dixie, Kingston road area of Pickering and I have now set a trap and will move it into the bush somewhere.

Feb 06, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Another Possum Sighting - Whitby
by: Anonymous

Had two stray cats hang around by backyard this week so I provided a handful of dry cat food which they never ate. Later that night, I let our 12 & 3 year old cat outdoors in the cool night at about 9 pm. I turned the backyard lights on and saw the weirdest looking creature...it was a white Possum chewing on the leftover kibble. Never seen one before and scared the heck out me and my wife. It ran thru the fence and returned a few times again in the evening. Not sure if the cats will be safe with it in the yard so I have to seal the fence gaps to keep my pets safe. Cheers.

As far as I know, a Possum poses no danger to your cat, but if anyone knows for sure, please let us know.

Oct 05, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Possums in Whitby Ontario
by: jenny

My husband and I saw one of these in the afternoon
in our Whitby backyard, do they live in trees?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Possum sightings 2013.