The adventures on Pokey's favorite hill never end. Can you guess what animal we saw today? Hint: He is really good at posing for a drawing.
More details to come...
Ok, ok....so maybe it wasn't such a hard guess...Teri got it right away. I guess there aren't too many animals with such a big hairless tail. So, tonight on my walk with Pokey we came upon this large opossum. He was stumbling around like he was about to die and then he just fell over. Well I thought for sure that he was dead...but after about 5 minutes of observation, I realized that he was just 'playing possum.'
After I took Pokey to the apartment, I went back to where the possum lay, this time armed with a sketchbook. Sadly, it seems the possum was in fact dying, as he would work his way up every 5 minutes or so, only to swagger a little and fall back down. As I drew the possum, I got to thinking about how little we value the lives of animals like this, that aren't pretty, compared to those that are. In some ways I feel very sorry for that possum...he can't help the way he looks.