Saturday, December 13, 2008

Playing Possum ?

This photograph goes way back, and may well be in fact my first roadkill picture. Taken along the side of a rural road in southern New Jersey probably around 1982, not far from Port Republic (see earlier Dream House picture from same area). This unlucky opossum was not just playin' possum, he was defunct, deceased, and devoid of life. In case you may have forgotten, opossums are marsupials, the females carry their young around in a built in pouch on their belly. Now if that isn't an ingenious evolutionary production, I don't know what is. More on opossums later. Sleep tight, little feller...

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