Meet Jack our newest rescue

Uploaded: September 09, 2014 | Entered: September 09, 2014 13:51:31


First my kitty Tinkerbell is recovering nicely as is Tiger. Opossums are North America's only marsupial and he earth oldest surviving mammal family. They have thumbs on there back feet. They are a lower risk to humans than dogs and cats. They do not carry rabies, they eat anything and are great at catching rats, snakes, cockroaches and anything it can catch. The males are called Jack and the females Jill. This is Jack. They leave the pouch at 4 month. Few survive to become adults. This one has been hanging around for about a month and is probably 5 months old.
He lives in the garage and under the couch on the back porch.
My deepest condolences to Marijana on her tragic loss of Maza.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV


Mitch Spence level-classic September 09, 2014

Oh, my, Emile. What a great addition to your troupe. Brings back memories. We used to take care of orphaned raccoon babies until they could be returned to the wild. Friends took care of some possum babies for the same purpose. Sometimes they'd carry them around in their pockets to simulate the security of the pouch. #1586288

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 09, 2014

WOW! You certainly have all kinds of pets. Great capture, Emile. #11130257

Sheri Whala level-classic September 09, 2014

What a cutie! I am so glad to hear about Tinkerbell and Tiger! Cool shot, Emile! #11130259

Tiia Vissak September 09, 2014

a cute capture! #11130423

Colette M. Metcalf September 10, 2014

I just love this:0) Great capture, Emile!!! #11130479

Joy Rector September 10, 2014

love this capture, so glad you saved him #11130578

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Thank you Mitch, Tammy, Sheri, Tiia, Colette, and Joy #11130621

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 10, 2014

Super clarity & capture, Emile. Interesting info. You're a fine fellow, too. #11130672

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Thanks Patrick. #11130681

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 10, 2014

Hi Emile,Excellent capture my friend.We only see them in northern Az!!! #11130740

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Thanks Bobby. #11130785

Marijana Fajgl level-classic September 10, 2014

hi Jack! I guess you are a brave boy to live in the house full of cats. Great capture, Emile.
I am happy to hear that Tinkerbell and Tiger are getting better.
Thank you for your words of comfort. #11131078

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Thank you very much Marijana. #11131114

John Connolly September 10, 2014

A wonderful capture Emile! We seem to have an abundance of mammal here in OZ, and they too are a friendly lot! #11131181

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Thanks John. #11131196

Bill Whala level-classic September 10, 2014

Terrific capture of this cute little guy. So glad to hear that Tinkerbell and Tiger are recovering. #11131267

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Wonderful capture, Emile!! What a kind hearted family you are!! #11131481

Michelle Alton September 10, 2014

I know nobody else who ever made a pet of an opossum! You are unique, Emile. #11131534

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 11, 2014

Thank you Bill, Ellen and Michelle. #11131846

Jill Odice level-classic September 12, 2014

Nice to find out I am named after an Opossum :-) Jack is so unusual and kind of cute! #11132869

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 12, 2014

Thanks Jill. #11132945

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe September 14, 2014

Wonderful closeup of Jack, showing personality. Very nice looking. #11134346

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 15, 2014

He was still hanging around today. Thanks Phyllis #11134709

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 18, 2014

CUTE image!!! So how does Jack get along with all your felines? <>< #11136973

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 18, 2014

He and the cats get along just fine, Thanks Nancy. #11137159

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