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© Jason Platt
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UploadedFebruary 27, 2010
TakenFebruary 27, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/320 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length100 mm
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the only marsupial (pouched mammal) found in the United States and Canada.

35 responses

  • charlie mclenahan

    charlie mclenahan said (27 Feb 2010):

    a very powerfull image, thank you

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (27 Feb 2010):

    How sad and moving Jason :( Did you find it frozen in the snow?

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt said (27 Feb 2010):

    I was initially alarmed at what I thought in the dark was a rather large rat climbing my front steps when I would get my mail in the evening..I last saw my furry friend a week ago around his usual spot but then recently after a storm found him on the sidewalk gone as he is now and had to take a picture..Was surprised at the size which was as big as a cat...

  • ((pigotta08))

    ((pigotta08)) said (27 Feb 2010):

    wow, cool!

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin said (28 Feb 2010):

    These things make my skin crawl but you have done such a wonderful job capturing the sad end to him. The clarity is amazing here as well as the colors and tones.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    What a cool picture! I love the water droplets!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    He wasn't dead, was he? Poor thing!

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    the water droplets really add to this stark shot of the opossum terrific

  • LancelotLink

    LancelotLink gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    I like it, very cool!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (6 Mar 2010):

    Wow! great shot! I'm sorry he's dead though...they are great for eating snails. :-)

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    OH poor critter! I too like the water drops on his whiskers.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Terrific image

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    Wild image Jason! Great for the theme. Poor "little" guy. :(

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    Killer entry.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (7 Dec 2010):


  • Rob Linsalata

    Rob Linsalata gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    Wow – Beautifully done!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    RIP little guy. Voted.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Mar 2012):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    back to vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Nailed the theme! How did you get so close.....playing possum???? Voted.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Voted for this extremely unusual close up of death!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Apr 2012):


  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2012):


  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    Great shot!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Apr 2012):

    wow, cool! voted

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (28 Apr 2012):

    my vote

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (28 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote sweetie xo

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (28 Apr 2012):

    I have always loved this image!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (30 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful image for the theme...I will never forget the possum who got in our basement many years ago..We heard something go thump..thump..thump in the middle of the night on the basement steps....My brave husband went to see what it was...It sounded like a wild bob cat growling and hissing...Our dog that we had at that time ran under the bed...I hid under the blankets..My husband said, "let go" and I thought oh no.....He had picked it up by the tail to
    take it outside and the possum's tail coiled around his arm like a strong vise.
    He called for me to open the outside door so he could release it...I saw some
    wicked sharp fangs growling and hissing with glittering eyes and it looked like a big ugly rat.....the good news is that after I opened the door, the possum uncoiled its tail from my husband's arm and took off running...
    You definitely have my vote...Pretty ugly yeah rad:)

  • Adriana Carezzoli

    Adriana Carezzoli gave props (11 May 2012):

    my vote!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (19 May 2012):

    So ugly it's beautiful! my vote!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (1 Jun 2012):

    I think it is cute but can see where some people may see it otherwise. My vote.

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