Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Opossum queen: Texas trapper :)


I caught this little booger last night. Poor thing had some nose injury from trying to get out of the trap. It not the same one as last time. Very young, almost cute. I think I have a colony under my house.
opossum
Main Entry:
opos·sum
Pronunciation:
\(ə-)ˈpä-səm\
Function:
noun
Inflected Form(s):
plural opossums also opossum
Etymology:
earlier apossoun, opassom, Virginia Algonquian, from Algonquian *wa·p- white + *-aʔθemw- dog
Date:
1610
1: any of a family (Didelphidae) of American marsupials that usually have a pointed snout and prehensile tail; especially : a common omnivorous largely nocturnal mammal (Didelphis virginiana) of North America that has grayish to blackish fur with white on the cheeks and is an expert climber2: any of several Australian phalangers