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    Default Face to face in the crawl space

    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.

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    opossum

    One entry found for opossum. Main Entry: opos·sum
    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


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    omnivorous!
    Run!


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    Default Re: Face to face in the crawl space

    (Underlining is mine)
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    opossum

    One entry found for opossum. Main Entry: opos·sum
    Head back to that one main entry and skedaddle out of there.

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    Man that looks like a badger to me.


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    Kevin,

    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.

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    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.


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    Bruce,

    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.


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