19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
3 baby possums

These 3 little babies found the cat food we put out for the strays, and kept coming back all season. We got to watch them grow up from tiny rat sized to full grown fur balls! We named them based on their ear markings - Rainbow was the female's name, and the boys were ZigZag & Stripe. We still see Rainbow come around occasionally for her nightly meal, and hoping to see new babies someday...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Rocklin, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Copyright: © Cyndie Birdsong