Porch ‘Possum


It’s no secret that I’m one of the few, the proud, the ‘possum lovers. And tonight during Monday Night Football my wife and I found this young, healthy specimen rummaging around the front porch long enough for me to grab my cam and snap it trotting by me at front door. In reviewing the pic I noted it’s strange gait with its left legs fully extended front and back and its right legs close together. Never knew that.

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  1. I think the strange gait of the possom could be attributed to the fact that they are primarily arboreal, with a prehensile tail. To walk along a thin branch it would be best to have your gait spread as long forward and behind as possible, hence the outstreched left for and rear legs.

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