Monday, February 8, 2016

Critter Warning!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this urgent TDB critter alert. I'm your excitable doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel along with my steadfast colleague  Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel, and we're live in the back yard. 


Our story comes from our diligent N. C. associate Angus. 

Thanks guys. It's a very tense moment here in North Carolina where I have just discovered  a strange creature lurking about in my back yard! I was immediately brought into the house and my humans are calling animal control as I speak.  

I heard they are calling this creature an opossum! I looked up some information and found out that an opossum is a marsupial mammal native to North America. This one was probably just emerging from hibernation. I also learned that these guys have lots and lots of sharp little teeth! So just as well I leave him to the experts. I will update this story as it develops. Back to you now. 

Thanks Angus. We'll be eagerly awaiting further news about this amazing find! And now we return you to your regularly scheduled program. 


  1. maybe that possum was playing possum

  2. Oh my....we have those opossums here AND we saw a few in Texas too!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  3. Oh my dawg that thing has a big nose
    Lily & Edward

  4. Wow, I haf nefer seen such a thingy in the opossum what an incredible creature
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Yes best to stay clear of his sharp teeth!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. Mom thinks possums look like huge rats. YUK!

  7. Once upon a time, Thunder Dunder cornered one of those critters in the yard. He even took a bite out of him. Mom thought Thunder had deaded the possum, but when she lifted it on to a shovel, it scared the heck out of Mom as it jumped off and slowly ambled out of the yard:) They are a very strange-looking creature.

    Woos- Ciara and Lightning

  8. OMD, I gots one of those who is ALWAYS visitin' my yardie!!!! So often, I've named him Phil. Phil is boring. I bark my arse off at him and he just sits on the top of the fence starin' at me like he's dead or somethings. Like I said...boring! Butts Phil only comes around at night, if you see one durin' the day, chances are there is something wrong with the dude. What evers you do, don't gives him margaritas..I hear they can't hold their liquor....
    Ruby ♥
    pees: Ma was ROTFLAO at that video! She says they are 'SO you' Ruby....yeah, whatevers...

  9. Crikey ..... that critter looks like a bandicoot. Bandicoots are nice. Mum had a big laugh at that video. I didn't ..... I've done nearly all of those falling down ones including falling in off our jetty. It's never funny!! Do you really think I fail at being a dog?? S'pose I do. Mum always says I'm not a dog ..... she says I'm a whippet. Is there a difference??

  10. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Don't call animal control, call ME! I will take care of it! I take care of the ratties in our yard, and also bunnies and mice on our walks. (But only every two squirrels. I am still working on my squirrel-hunting-skills.)

  11. OMD! Is he friendly? Did he bark? Did you smell his butt?

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. We see a lot of those here too...sometimes even in my own yard, Yikes!! They do have way sharp teeth, so growlmy does not let me have at them...even though I could likely have me one...sigh...