Friday, June 13, 2008

Life threatening creature...

Opossum


Or, as I like to call it - life threatening creature.

So, I was on the phone with Jennie the other night when I spotted LTC in my yard. I mentioned it to her, then watched it drift across the bottom of the yard. I even joked to Jennie about the dog, Fred, laying there and not seeing it. We continued our conversation until I happened to notice the LTC had started drifting in my direction. In a not-so-drifting manner. In fact, it did look to be picking up speed. As it came toward me. I think I joked about being chased by the thing. Then. OH SHIT. It's coming right at me! The dog, by the way, is still laying in the driveway and not noticing my distress.

I hurriedly make my way around the jacuzzi and tub enclosure sitting in my carport to notice that the LTC is coming right on in with me! Again, OH SHIT. The cat is now following the LTC who seems to be following me. I am now laughing, cussing, tripping, trying not to drop my phone and pee on myself as I make my way into the house to tell Speedy to come here! Jennie, of course, is getting the entire play by play as all of this is going on, because honestly, this has got to be better than anything on TV.

The dog did manage to come check it out after I ran into the house, but after getting hissed at, promptly took off for under the Honda. The cat took off to eat the dog food. Johnny came out and was able to chase it a couple of feet away. At which point the thought - "Blog Fodder!!" - went through my head. I rushed inside (Yes, Jennie is still on the phone with me) got my camera and captured the horrible beast on "film."



I have proof. I also will probably feel less guilty the next time I hit one on the road.

Please note, the pictures are not the best, but as I still have stitches in my thumb, I was commentating to Jennie and attempting to operate the camera, I think they'll do.

Take care and watch out for raging opossum - Me

5 comments:

Marcus said...

There is one that lives in the woods beside the house-- if you can call it "woods" since it is about 40 feet wide, bordered by a major highway on one side, an empty lot on the other, and houses on the other two sides. Anyway, I often see him wander out around sunset in search of whatever it is that they eat. However, now that I know that there is a new hybrid that chases people, I will watch more carefully. If he comes toward my house, I will crank one of the Hondas and chase the monster down. That should make for something worthy of America's Home Videos, don't you think? Especially if I were to take the Odyssey "off-road"......

knitforknot said...

As if you would dare to get possum hair on that Odyssey! :)

camille said...

What a trip, I never knew they were such friendly little creatures or better yet maybe he was coming to eat your toes.

cindy said...

That is one ugly little dude!

Cass Everitt said...

I was at a restaurant with friends a few weeks ago in Austin, and we were out on the patio. One of these dudes just strolls up... Awkward.