Various Possum Sightings

by Bibi, Karen, Robert, Gary, Sherlock, Nancy, Ron, Laurie, Brandon, D Jones, Sharon,
(Brampton, North York, Colborne, Oshawa, Scarborough, Whitby, Toronto, Cambridge, Burlington, Erin Mills, Richmond Hill)

We have had a host of Possum sightings recently!

Bibi from Brampton, Ontario, wrote to say ..... Yesterday I went to move the vines covering my bird house and to my surprise it had babies Possums inside, so I put the vines back over the bird house.

Karen from North York wrote to tell us ..... My husband was working on his tablet and looked out the window and said "I think I just saw a Possum!" Curious about possums in the city I came across this site. We live a kilometre north of Fairview Mall in the Don Mills & Sheppard area.

Robert Armstrong from Colborne, Ontario, said ..... In June I saw something run by the end of the driveway, headed up the side of the road. I ran over to get a closer look, and it definitely was a Possum. We live at the bottom of Colton Street, on Lake Ontario. It was headed from the water going up the side of the road. It eventually crossed over the road and onto a property that has an old vacant house. Maybe that is where it has taken up residence. I will definitely be on the lookout to spot it again.

Another reader wrote to say ..... Our dog focused on a Possum in the neighbours yard eating sun flower seeds left over from the neighbour feeding birds and squirrels. This was during the day and early evening hours. I saw it then move slowly under the fence to escape between a shed and garage. My wife saw one sleeping in a hedge bush not more than 6 metres away from her as she sat reading a book. There's an experience she'll never forget.

Garry from Oshawa wrote to tell us ..... We spotted two juvenile Possums in Oshawa this evening around midnight. We live down by the lake and these guys were very healthy and the size of a small cat. As a ex Parks Canada naturist I was quite surprised to see these healthy marsupials in Oshawa.

Another reader from Oshawa recently wrote ..... Saw a Possum last night, July 25, 2015 coming out from between our houses. He or she was all white and looked like a little pig with a rat's tail. Just kind of waddled to the other side of the road and kept going. Grabbed my dog before she could go after it.

Sherlock from Scarborough, Ontario reported ..... My old dog has decided lately she doesn't want to go out for her mid evening pee unless I take her out on lead. I couldn't figure out what was bothering her until tonight at about 11.30 pm, I noticed security light on so looked out window and saw Possum crossing the yard.

Nancy from Scarborough said ..... Saw a white one in my neighbours garden a few years ago, and just recently have seen two in my area.

Ron from Whitby, Ontario - We have seen a possum twice in the last 24 hours. We have lived here 25 years and this is the 1st time we have seen one. Tried to get a picture but as soon as I op need the door it ran under a fence.
Laurie Few from Toronto, wrote to say ..... A large white creature just ran through the back yard tonight where I was enjoying a glass of wine with my friend. "What is that?" we both exclaimed. "Could it be a giant rat?" "I think it might be an Opossum" my friend said. I rushed to look up some pictures online. Sure enough we had just sighted an Opossum! WOW! We live in the beaches area of Toronto and our very green yard backs onto a park so we are used to seeing a variety of creatures from raccoons to rats (unfortunately), deer in the park and foxes, but this is our first sighting of an Opossum! I hope the little guy will be okay.

Brandon from Cambridge said ..... Went out for a smoke playing pool on my phone, heard a pretty loud rustle then saw this huge one at the end of my walkway in the backyard where I keep the garbage. It scared the s**t out of me so I yelled at it and it looked it fiesty little creature - it hissed at me before I yelled at it!

D Jones from Toronto, Ontario, just had a backyard scare ..... My husband went to the backyard just now to check our sprinkler...and he saw a possum with 3 or 4 babies attached to it! He jumped so high he thought he was going to have a heart attack! Lol

Sharon from Burlington told us about a pair of Possums living under her pool cabin near a ravine ..... In June 2015 there were two possums noted by folks repairing part of our pool. There were no sign of babies but may still have been in pouch - they were most unhappy (hissing & growling) to be disturbed in day time.

Another reader from Burlington also spotted a Possum in June ..... Just spotted one, walking across the deck, at 10:30 am. My knocking on the window did not seem to startle it at all.

A reader from Erin Mills said ..... Just saw one cross the road at the Meadowview theatre.

Darrell Windsor, ON, 3rd Year sighted in Windsor ON

A reader from Cabbagetown saw one crossing the road on Sumac Street at 12:30 at night, and another reader wrote to say ..... Spotted one big, white possum near Bayview and Major Mackenzie, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Thank you all for writing to tell us about your Possum sightings!

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