Opossums are utterly harmless. They are wanderers, so you may not see
it again. But although this is common in early spring under a heavy
snow/ice blanket when food has become hideously scarce, it's a little
unusual for this early in winter.
If it were me, I'd actually put out some stuff for it under the bird
feeder in case it comes back again-- they like things like lettuce,
fruit, veg, etc.
On 1/8/2013 6:27 PM, Martha McClintock wrote:
> I have been feeding birds for twenty years at my home and had a first
> A very cold looking opossum spent about an hour under my feeder. There
> really weren't that many spilled seeds but enough to keep him there.
> I did a little research and it looks like they are not that bad a nuisance
> (compared to my squirrels!!) but do you know of any reason that I should
> try to discourage a return visit?