All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

I rescued this baby opossum from the jaws of our neighbor's cat in 2003. It was "playing possum" when I found it as I was taking out the compost. Its' mouth was agape and it was motionless, it really did look like it was dead! After shooing the cat awa...
I rescued this baby opossum from the jaws of our neighbor's cat in 2003. It was "playing possum" when I found it as I was taking out the compost. Its' mouth was agape and it was motionless, it really did look like it was dead! After shooing the cat away I put the possum in the empty compost bin and brought it into the house. After a few minutes it began to rally, so I put it in the deeper recycle bin with a towel. We couldn't resist holding the little guy for a while when it "came to". Opossums do not carry rabies, so we knew it would not be dangerous to pick it up. We enjoyed our short visit with this adorable little creature. The next day I took it to a wildlife rehabilitator at a local veterinarian's office. It is against the law to keep wild animals as pets in Tennessee.

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