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.

Possum seeking

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?