Found dead; called in to animal control (near a playground area).
Looking for food in the garbage.
Opossum approximately 30 feet up in the high branches of a tree in the back garden. It was first observed on the same branch outside the upstairs window where we recently saw a family of Raccoons, then it climbed higher and moved across to this tree.
Opossum on top of board near top of wooden fence, for size comparison, 10 vertical boards is 22 inches (approximated length of animal, including tail). This is approximately 5 or 6 feet vertically higher than one seen in recent observation and the animal is facing North here. Went outside and used flash for this observation-alerted to presence by dog barking.
I'm not sure how well you can see this night shot. The dog woke us up, barking at the opossum on the wall, approximately 8 feet high. First photo, he's looking toward the camera. Second photo, he turned his head south (facing left) so we see his profile- to continue walking on the wall. Sorry the quality is so bad, that was with the porch light on, and I wasn't going outside with him to get a better photo.
Opossums (colloquially possums) (Didelphimorphia, /daɪˌdɛlfɨˈmɔrfiə/) make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. They are also commonly called possums, though that term technically refers to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. The Virginia opossum was the first animal to be named an opossum; usage of the name was published in 1610. The word opossum was borrowed from the Virginia Algonquian (Powhatan) language in the form...