Thursday, January 28, 2010

makes ya go hmmm....

I did NOT see this man with this possum....but the picture FITS what I DID SEE today......



Okay, so today on my way to work I saw a man cradling something in his arms, as I got closer I saw that it was a possum.
The man was holding it like you would a baby, but was holding its head by the scruff of the neck. I mean, have you ever seen those teeth?

My first thought was DANG, he's gonna eat road kill! (yes, I really thought that....)
As I got closer I realized the possum wasn't dead....it was alive.
So I decided he WASN'T going to eat road kill and promptly put it out of my mind.


When I got to work they asked if I could switch and work the afternoon so I said yes and left.


On my way back home, I saw the same man with the same possum.

He was standing right by the road....on the shoulder....with his feet just touching the asphalt.

He was shaking his fist and then pointing his finger at the possum while fussing at it.

I've decided that one of these three things was going on:


1. He was deciding whether or not to eat the possum. I mean, he would have to kill it himself, right?


2. He was mad at the possum and was going to fling it into oncoming traffic (maybe that's how all those possums end up being road kill in the first place....)
I actually slowed down because I was SURE this is what he planned to do. But as I passed by he was still yelling at the possum.


3. He had a special relationship with the possum and they were having an argument due to some difference of opinion.

9 comments:

Betty aka Fudgie said...

OMG what a photo and what was that guy on the road gonna do? whoo hoo

gin said...

don't have a clue what he was doing, but I think I would take a different route to work for the rest of the week!

Rhonda said...

I'm thinking there might just be a slight mental illness attached to one or the other.....I'm just sayin'

Kerry said...

i THINK THE POOR GUY (OR POOR POSSUM) NOT SURE WHICH ONE:-> WAS IN NEED OF A LITTLE HELP!!!
MAYBE YOU'LL GET YOUR ANSWER TOMMORROW - WILL THERE BE A POSSUM ON THE ROAD OR NOT............YOU HAVE TO WONDER:->

Becky said...

Lordy Val! Sounds like you live where I grew up! Crazy hick-ville!! I actually know someone who had a pet possum! eeewww!

mandapanda said...

lol Sounds like me walking around talking to whichever lizard happens to be on my shoulder!
Man, your American possoms are weird! I much prefer our Aussie cuddly cute adorable marsupial ones!! We have several different kinds too, and some are no bigger than a new born kitten!
Perhaps the possom had eaten something of his, and he was on his way to the vets to get them to do emergency surgery to extract whatever it was?
Whatever the problem, your story really gave me a good giggle!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Crazy! Maybe the possum ran in front of his truck and he was reprimanding it? Or, maybe it was his pet and ran away from home and tried to cross the road?...you never know with some people.

NadineC said...

Are you makin' this up? It's not even CLOSE to April 1 yet, Val! I'm voting for #3 - "Special Relationship."

jillytacy said...

You're too funny! Your post made me laugh!

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