Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Uninvited Guest

Early this morning like around 1am as I was sitting on my computer....ok, don't tell me you all don't sit at your computer at that crazy hour every now and then....anyway, I heard water hitting the ground. I thought that it couldn't be raining. So I got up and went to the window. hehehehe Look what I saw! Earlier in the day the hummingbird feeder was full but then it was empty so we thought the boys must have knocked out all the yummy food for the hummingbirds. So I had just filled it and then at 1am again it's empty. You can see in this first picture that there is still a bit left at the bottom. There was none left when he left though.
Of course, I had to get my camera. It was dark and I couldn't see this guy thru my camera but I still took pictures. I got some good ones. Don't you think this guy needs his nails clipped. He was hanging on for a very long time. I was outside in my pj's for at least 30mins. By the way, it is nice and cooler outside. It is supposed to get down to 58F tonight. That is why I heard the water fall...I had the windows open to let the cool air in.
Anyway, to make a long story short, he got tired of hanging on. Slowly he started losing his grip. He was on top then mid way then it looked like he was on the monkey bars trying to get some muscles. hehehe He was holding on even with his tail. Oh, yes, I got the boys out of bed for this show. They came to the window and Aaron was so excited and he said that he has never seen a 'possum' before in his life. hehehe
So how did this story end. I got a big stick and yes you guessed it....I knocked it off. I like my hummingbirds more than I do that 'possum' so it took off when I went chasing it around the corner of the house with this long ruler and a flashlight in my pj's. hehehe Good thing it was dark. Now I gotta fill that other feeder in the morning. Oh wait....aaaahhhh in a few hours. Goodnight!


Missi said...

North America's only marsupial in your very own backyard for a sip of the

Missi said...

I just have to say they always remind me of the R.O.U.S.'s in Princess Bride...

Just: Carolyn said...

So funny...that is quite the guest! They look cuter in one of those animal coloring books. hehehe I showed the kids the pics and Jesse was like..."oh man, look at all that pink on him." He was fascinated by the skin I guess.

Well, at least you know it wasn't the kids doing this!

Nice of you to go out in your jammies to share this with us! :D

Love, Carolyn @};-

Brit said...

I am impressed that he got up there! We had them all over in CA, I don't miss them at all. They hiss and make the meanest faces!