Toronto (Weston)

by Deborah
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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One of my dogs started barking in our bedroom this morning at about 6:30 am and the other dog jumped off our bed and ran to the corner of the room to join him.

I turned on the light and was shocked to see a young Opossum on the dog bed looking very scared so I called off the dogs and sent them out of the bedroom.

I picked it up in a towel while it was "playing possum" and released it at the end of our garden where it scampered off as soon as I put it down.

We have absolutely no idea how it got into the house and upstairs.

Thank you so much for writing to tell us about your encounter with this young Opossum!

That must have been quite a shock, although, I must say, it is the funniest thing I have heard all day!

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