An omnivore that apparently can live anywhere a raccoon can. Once rare in Northeastern Colorado, they are now quite common, as roadkill will confirm. The young one below ran up a tree.
Yep, totally dead. Wouldn’t budge even when I poured water over him.
Wait a second. I guess he is alive. It went off to become the great-great sire of the opossums now in the neighborhood.
Unbeknownst to you, you might have backyard visitors you don’t see.