Oh the possum…they aren’t that pretty, I like to call them large rodents, but they are unique.
This is North America’s on marsupial, meaning young develop in pouch (like a kangaroo). They are quite funny to watch and are pretty cool. Unfortunately, they were introduced in Ontario, and this is pushing their climate limits-they commonly get frost bite which can kill them because they have exposed skin (tail and ears) that is susceptible to cold weather issues.
However, they have been doing well in general here and are pretty cool to see around.
One of their defense mechanisms is to show you all their teeth and drool, hoping you will leave them alone, but they will rarely, if ever, attach people-so if you see one, admire it from afar (it is unnecessary to get all up in its business!)
Enjoy and keep checking back!