At one of county parks in Milwaukee today, I spotted this cute Opossum. It was eating what appeared to be small scraps of food maybe that were in a parking area. Eating appeared to be a high priority as it did not seem to mind me parked in my car taking a few photos. After a few minutes it went over a rocky edge and disappeared out of sight. Images were taken on January 14, 2018.
Doing some birding today in Waukesha County I came across something I had never seen before. A Opossum in a crab apple eating the fruit. It was there for a good 30 minutes and then I left. Images were taken on December 28, 2016.
Binomial name: Didelphia virginiana
Average life span in the wild: 2 years
Size: To 2.5 feet in length
Weight: 1.8-14 lbs
Diet: Fruits, snakes, insects, snails, slugs, eggs, mice, rats, fish, frogs, crayfish, and carrion.
Cool fact: The can give birth to as many as 25