Animal #16 — Opossum

didelphis marsupialis

July 31, 1982 — 9:30 pm

Mt. Prospect, Illinois — side road off Euclid Road across from Randhurst Mall

I spotted the Opossum walking across a lawn toward the road. I stopped the car with the headlights shining on the animal. It turned around, then turned back and ran across the road in front of the car. It disappeared into the dark, running on its short, thin legs.

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