By - 1/28/14 - 7:56 am

A concerned citizen refuses to play dead:

229 Northampton is attracting possums. Possums! They put food out for them (or maybe cats, but the possums have chased the cats off) on the front steps. I spotted a possum munching on the cat food last night at 7 pm, like a haunted buffet. This is gross. The possum gave me one of those looks like

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By - 1/11/14 - 3:05 pm

Around 3 p.m., Shaita reported:

Caution: A huge possum was just sitting in the middle of the right lane of Mass Ave in front of the Mary Baker Eddy library.

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By - 5/7/13 - 11:44 pm


Alison Rush spotted this plump possum on the steps of her apartment building this evening....Read more

By - 1/6/13 - 12:26 pm

Cornered possum

Zelenyoko photographed some DIY opossum removal in lower Roxbury this morning....Read more

By - 2/16/11 - 6:02 am


Last night, Susan Labandibar of South Boston fired up her copy of Citizens Connect, the mobile app that lets you report problems to the city and see what other people have reported (appless version). As you might expect, it's been dominated of late by reports of potholes and homeowners refusing...Read more

By - 2/11/09 - 3:31 pm

Jef Taylor reports he spotted an opossum yesterday in Franklin Park:

... These marsupials, having worked their way up from South America only a couple million years ago, are ill-equipped for New England winters. Their hairless tails and ears are frequently frostbitten, and you can tell an older individual (one that has survived at least one winter, and the oldest will only survive about

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By - 11/29/06 - 10:51 am


Good thing I wasn't carrying any china when I went to take our trash cans out to the curb this morning. Because I really wasn't expecting to see what looked like the world's largest rat staring up at me from one of the barrels - before it slumped over "dead" (and no, I don't carry my camera while...Read more