by Nancy Phillips, Karen deJong, Stacey Scott, Darlene, Mrs G Harris, Jean, Heather, Andrea
(Hamilton, Innisfil, Waterloo, London, Grafton, Toronto, Etobicoke, Cobourg, Barcovan Beach)
May 12 2016 Nancy Phillips from Hamilton wrote to tell us of her Hamilton Mountain Possum sighting ... Two nights ago we had a full grown possum in our backyard. Just before dusk we spotted it wandering along the fence line of my whole backyard and then back again. When my husband opened the back door to take a photo, it lifted it's head straight toward the sound and then quickly ran behind our garden shed.
May 8 2016 Karen deJong wrote to report ... We needed to refer to your website to confirm that it was indeed a Possum. We live in the Town of Innisfil, a municipality that is mostly rural. The possum was feeding on the seeds dropped by birds at our bird feeder. The first time was around 8:00 AM, and the second time around 4:30 PM between May 4 to May 7, 2016. We suspect a subdivision under construction not far from us drove this critter in our direction. He disappeared in the bush on our 3.5 acre property.
Stacey Scott said ... My husband reported seeing a Possum running across a residential street near our house in Northeast Waterloo two nights ago (May 2016). I was very surprised, since I wasn't even aware that they lived in Ontario. I stumbled upon this site when I was trying to find pictures of what they look like. Thanks for all the great information. It was very interesting to read about how Possums arrived in Ontario, and to read all the stories of local sightings. I hope the one in our neighbourhood is careful with all the raccoons we have.
A Reader from London wrote to say ... I've seen 2 very large possums here. One got trapped in a backyard garbage can and ran like crazy when I tipped it out and the other was in my courtyard just nosin' around.
Darlene from Grafton, Ontario, said ... My dogs were barking uncontrollably at 4 am and when I went to investigate I shone my flashlight on a Possum. Thankfully, I was able to get my dogs away, but the little critter growled when I approached it. I was able to get my dogs away before they could hurt it.
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