Totem animal hypothesis

Opossum totem

I made an invited visit to the new duplex of the niece and her (tada!) fiancé; they’re still working on the move in and needed our drill for an Ikea-assembly undertaking. While I was there, we shifted furniture here and there, checking out options. I wonder how many times they’ve reoriented it since!

During my visit we inspected the back yard from the deck…and spotted what might well be the totem animal of the property. Hypothesis, anyway.

Nestled hosta

Later, on my walk, I was glad to encounter interesting plant compositions—here: hosta nestled into the base of an oak—and no additional opossums. Whew.


  1. kayak woman says:

    I love opossums and according to the internet (so it must be true, right?), they eat ticks.

  2. Sammy says:

    I knew they were scavengers, but ticks? That I did not know. Thanks!