Wildlife Spotting: Possum on a Porch

Possum, by coffeemob on Instagram

Sometimes people ask us if it’s weird to see wild critters that you usually associate with less urban areas roaming around our neighborhood. Nope, it’s pretty normal!

From raccoons to hawks, and yes, even the occasional possum, like this one spotted by Buck of Coffee Mob yesterday on Rugby Road, we’ve got a pretty active critter population. Our mature trees and proximity to Prospect Park are part of the reason, but we also suspect they’re attracted to the ample food supply — from overflowing trash cans to food left out for feral cats, these guys won’t starve as long as people are providing, possibly unknowingly, lots of dinner.

Have you ever spotted a possum in the area?