Over the past few months I've spotted raccoons, opossums, and even birds digging into cat food I've left out for the ferals, so I figured it would just be a matter of time before a non-cat ended up in my trap, too. Sure enough, last night we accidentally caught...
Not just an opossum, but an albino
I'm sure that all nature's creatures are beautiful in their own way, but...bleh!
He looked like a creature out of a horror movie.
I've always heard that they can be viscious when cornered, but despite how it looks in the picture, he actually sat there quietly the whole time. He kept opening and closing his mouth, but never made a sound. He was too scared to even leave the trap without some coaxing.
They are also supposed to potentially carry diseases in their saliva, so after he was gone, I bleached the trap and everything around it. And I think I'll hold off trapping or free-feeding anybody for a week or two -- I want this boy to move on to someone else's yard, a safe distance away from my little cat colony.