Didelphis virginiana afternoon prowl
Over the years, I’ve seen opossums crossing the road at dusk and assumed they were nocturnal or crepuscular. This fellow, however, went along our back fence a couple of times last week, during the middle of the afternoon. Perhaps it was able to adjust its routine—by covering more territory?—during the quiet of the shelter-in-place restrictions.
The opossum was poking its nose into the leaf litter every so often, although in the image it’s probably monitoring Rockie’s relative position. Some marsupials must prowl, right?