Opened my front door last night to let the dog out, and this is what was on my front steps! (Not my photo - it ran off before I could get my camera!) ... too cute! He was just as startled as I was! :) First, I thought it was old lonesome George.
The Red Fox: Males are referred to as reynards, females as vixens, and young as kits, pups or cubs. A group of foxes is a "skulk", "troop" or "earth". Their main diet is insects, reptiles, berrys and nuts. They, like squirrels, are hoarders. They gather, eat just enough for the day, and then store the rest for snow days.
Meet Barley the Opossum. Opossums make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. Possums are unusually resistant to the venom of venomous snakes and are extremely unlikely to acquire rabies. They have 50 very sharp teeth, more than any land mammal