May 08, 2011

Possums dinner time.


This is the first time they have allowed me to hand feed them with Banana chips.  They love them.as well as carrot, pumpkin and grapes.  It's taken some time and patience, so worth the wait.
They are gorgeous.

12 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

What an amazing photo, Doreen! I love animal lovers!

Dors said...

Hi Sherry. We just cannot believe all the wildlife on 1/2 acre that is ours.. in suburbia. well we do have a little bush at the back of us but the amount of homes being built sadly the wildlife will go... hope they have somewhere else to go. They can all come and live with us. ;)

Christine Perry | Graphite Portraits said...

How very sweet. He has come to trust you, that is amazing in itself. You've made that little guys day by feeding him those goodies. I am glad you've shared this picture!

Dors said...

Thanks Christine. He really is gorgeous and there are two of them. The other one is more shy. one is male and the other female.

Expect we will have some baby possums around one day.

Jan said...

How fun! We have really ugly possums around here & they can sometimes be vicious. You're very fortunate in gaining the trust of this one and very fortunate to get such a great photo of it! Or is it that you were fortunate to have such a great photographer on hand to get the great photo?! Good job, Nev!

Dors said...

Nev is very happy with your comment Jan. ;) Yes I did have him on hand to take the photo. I will now have get the door widened hehehe.

We have two little possums and they are so sweet and so terribly shy. but they are coming around slowly. xx

Gary Keimig said...

pretty cool Dors. Maybe while in Wyoming you can try your technique ofn some of our critters. :>)

Dors said...

Thanks Gary. WOW I hope so. But I will be more than happy to get some good photos of the wildlife.

Teresa said...

First time I've ever heard a 'possum described as "gorgeous"! LOL! Your possums must be better looking than ours ;-)

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi dors,

Actually this little fellow does look rather cute. I am waiting for you to make him your next subject. Great photo.

all the best to you
Joan

Wendy Mould said...

He is kind of cute. When we were in New Zealand we heard lots about the possums but we only saw them in the zoos. Our possums here are hairless and not as good looking as yours. I agree with Joan, it won't be long before it is a subject for your work.

Dors said...

Thank you Teresa. He is kind of gorgeous. Our possums are cute. I must look out for your when over in the US later this year.


Thank you Joan. I will draw a possum again. Especially as they are getting more friendly. Just waiting for that one special photo. :)