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After a record heat wave of four consecutive days above 41 degrees this heat stressed ringtail possum came down for a daylight drink and snack. It dipped its paws into water for lapping up later.
In the front yard, this possum came to the dogs drinking bowl when I brought the dog http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/859... inside for some relief from the heat.
These nocturnal animals are normally very cautious and seldom seen in the daytime. Today it was extremely docile and allowed me to stroke its head. It was too groggy to accept the apple. These possums are very common in urban habitats. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/202...