View Full Version : Face to face in the crawl space

Kevin VanderWarf
08-08-2007, 02:48 PM
I saw pine straw and leaves as I was heading around the corner under the front door. When I turned the corner I shined my light to my right and these little buggers were about 8" from me.
I don't what kind of eyes I see in a crawl space, it always scares the crap out of me.
After taking this pic and looking a little closer, mama started to stir around a bit, so I left them as quickly as I found them.

Richard Rushing
08-08-2007, 03:05 PM

One entry found for opossum. Main Entry: opos·sum http://www.m-w.com/images/audio.gif (javascript:popWin('/cgi-bin/audio.pl?opossu01.wav=opossum'))
Pronunciation: (&-)'pä-s&m
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural opossums also opossum
Etymology: earlier apossoun, opassom, Virginia Algonquian, from Algonquian *wa.p- white + *-a<glottalstop>θemw- dog
1 : any of a family (Didelphidae) of American marsupials that usually have a pointed snout and prehensile tail ; especially : a common omnivorous largely nocturnal mammal (Didelphis virginiana) of North America that has grayish to blackish fur with white on the cheeks and is an expert climber
2 : any of several Australian phalangers

David Banks
08-08-2007, 04:23 PM

Jerry Peck
08-08-2007, 05:25 PM
(Underlining is mine)


One entry found for opossum. Main Entry: opos·sum http://www.m-w.com/images/audio.gif (http://javascript<b></b>:popWin('/cgi-bin/audio.pl?opossu01.wav=opossum'))

Head back to that one main entry and skedaddle out of there. :D

wayne soper
08-08-2007, 05:57 PM
Man that looks like a badger to me.

Bruce Breedlove
08-08-2007, 06:25 PM

Judging by the date stamp on the pic (06/10/2005) it took you two years to settle your nerves enough to talk about this incident. I hope you don't run into any snakes in a crawlspace.

Rick Hurst
08-08-2007, 07:42 PM
Those mama opossum's can get really ugly with you if she has some babies.

I seen one maybe 15 years ago under a house, and when I saw those red eyes it definately gets your attention.

They will actually charge towards you making a really strange hissing noise.

I got the message and cleared out of the way.

Kevin VanderWarf
08-08-2007, 08:10 PM

That's my spare camera, I need to change the date on it I suppose. Good observation though.

Badger? I don't think we have those here, it was definitely opossums.