Our dog discovered a couple of very young opossums today during our walk at lunchtime. She's a very well behaved dog, but the little 'possums were taking no chances. Each one scurried up the nearest sweetgum tree and got itself out of the reach of the big, black dog. They were quite agile little climbers.
This one thought it was hidden because it couldn't see me...
...but when I moved a couple of feet to the right - smile, little 'possum!
They're such cute little critters. I wonder if they are the offspring of the cropped-tailed opossum that was hanging around here this winter. Guess I'll never know unless I happen to see them all together before the little possums are completely on their own.