Saturday, February 19, 2011

On The Move ~ Camera-Critters #150

A couple days ago, I was following my normal routine after getting home from work, which includes, of course, going out to feed the dogs. Not only do I have a routine, but so do my dogs. I go in the pens, feed Molly, then Maggie, and then Tag. By the time I'm done feeding Tag and walking back outside, Maggie May has already finished eating and runs outside to "watch over me" as I walk through the yard back to the house. Only, this day, it was different... this time, when Maggie May ran outside into her pen to watch over me, she immediately started throwing an absolute fit... springing up in the air and barking her cute little head off. When I turned around to see what she was throwing a fuss about, I followed her stare and saw a wet critter crawling through the panel of Tag's pen. I followed the critter until it paused in the yard, and then I turned and went running for my camera. Let me tell ya, you don't need thermogenic fat burners when you're a critter-chasing photographer, because by the time I got back outside with the camera, the critter was already in the pasture, and I found myself running along the fence line trying to get photos.

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

Why did the opossum cross the road?
Cuz that's what possums do!
(c) Misty DawnS

The photos aren't good quality, because it was a very foggy evening, but I did the best I could.

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Cool captures of the opossum. They are weird looking critters. Great photos, Misty!


But you got to capture it Missy!
They always look like they have all the time in the world. :)


a clever caprute! Nice! =)

my entry here


Very nice going!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Corner Gardener Sue

I think your photos are great! Those sure are rough looking things, aren't they? We have one that likes to go under our deck. It may live there. There are nights I can't get Heidi to come in because she's spotted it, and maybe has it cornered. I'm worried about her getting into a real scrap with it. She's such a gentle thing, but she gets very worked up over the opossum. I may have opossum tracks in my post. I need to take the time to look them up to see.

I'll put my link here, too. I wasn't able to leave a thumbnail because my photos are too large.

Kay L. Davies

I wonder why the possum was wet?
Good work, getting the camera out and getting out before the critter was gone!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jen at Cabin Fever

I don't think I have ever seen an opossum that wasn't squished on the side of the road. lol


Oh goodness.. such a cute critter!


HAHA!!! That is too funny...perfectly logical answer to the age old question !
Loved it Misty~he looked to be hauling~


Possums are not the most beautiful of animals. But you were lucky to see one and get those pictures.

i beati

usually see them at night but I thought your dogs were in house with you .


Nice opossum shots. It's definitely a difficult critter to catch in the daylight!

When I was staying in Chicago in 95, during the worst heatwave the city had seen, I was sitting on the front stoop of the house I was at, trying to cool off. It was around midnight and the heat just wasn't giving.

Suddenly, a pointed, white nose with pink tips peaked around the side of a step, then an entire opossum appeared. It waddled across the sidewalk and into some bushes on the other side.

It really took me by surprise...I was only four blocks from Wrigley Field, in the middle of the Second City during a heatwave, and that little opossum made my entire trip.


These are unique photos, thanks to your sweet Maggie May.
We don't have them, so I've never seen one in life only at the zoo.

I can see you running after the possum, at least nobody saw you doing it.
I often make a fool of myself in public places trying to capture something.
Interesting is that when it comes to photos, I don't care what people think.

Jidhu Jose

nice shots


They are kinda cute critters in their own way. I hope to get a couple critter pictures up, but if not tomorrow, next weekend!


Not fond of 'possums .. they just creep me out. And, how odd to see one in the daylight, too.


My daughter is fascinated by possums -- don't ask me why, I'm not sure :-) We spend a lot of time at the Wildlife Rescue Center looking at possums that have been rescued -- actually we were there yesterday but they haven't hit prime possum rescue season yet :-)

I think the photos turned out great especially considering you had to run to get them!

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