Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Baby Possum!

I forgot to post these pictures last week…I blame the head cold. I like having something to blame!

I got a phone call last Monday afternoon from a lady at church asking if my children had ever seen a baby possum. She had found one while working in her yard, so we loaded up and headed out to take a look.

When we got there, it was “playing possum.” Except for a couple of ear twitches, it truly did look dead. Mrs. Betty showed them its little human-like hands and long fingernails. Then she curled its tail around her finger. That baby might have looked dead, but the tail definitely still worked!

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When Steven’s turn came to try to hold it by its tail, it “woke up” and started to wiggle and squirm.

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The girls enjoyed holding it and feeling its soft fur as it crawled all over their hands. Olivia joked that it was like a kitten – adorable right now, making her want to keep it as a pet. But, she knew what would happen when it grew up!!

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Steven didn’t want to have anything to do with the cuddling and petting. He just liked that tail!!

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Phone calls like that are such a blessing!

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