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Even though Opossums are a nocturnal mammal, I saw this guy almost every day last winter. We had so much snow that at one point I was unable to get to my bird feeders, therefore used a snowbank and this guy found it. He created a den by the bird feeders and had a feast all winter long. As the snow was finally melting, one warm day I saw him walking further into the woods. That was the last time I saw him. I will be looking for him this winter, but unfortunately most Opossums only live 2-4 years. They are killed by humans (cars), dogs, cats, larger wildlife and owls. They are the shortest lived mammal of its size.


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Inspired by the world around me, I am sent out to capture moments in time, that I hope can find another’s soul, the way it has captured mine! Karol Livote

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Superb capture love it Karol.

  • Thank you, Julie!

    – Karol Livote

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021almost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature! Greatly appreciated!

    – Karol Livote

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 3 years ago

    Awwww fabulous capture!

  • Many thanks!

    – Karol Livote

  • Many thanks!

    – Karol Livote

  • Alinka
    Alinkaalmost 3 years ago

    Cute! :) Congrats on your feature in Amazing Wildlife!

  • Thank you very much!! :>)

    – Karol Livote

  • Appreciate it!

    – Karol Livote

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