The wildlife in these photographs live not on preserved lands, but in the green spaces amidst the suburban sprawl and in our own "backyards". These photos promote awareness of, appreciation for, and coexistence with the local wildlife with whom we share our environments.
This little opossum was out eating grubs and such on the golf course on a warmish late winter day taking care of some pest control. Though not the cutest of creatures, opossums are totally chill animals and are actually pretty cool, beneficial to have around and a little bad ass. They have prehensile tails and opposable thumbs. They’re good at pest control, they eat insects, spiders, cockroaches, mice, grubs and load of ticks. They even actually eat poisonous snakes as they are mainly immune to venom. When frightened they usually “play dead” or actually faint, a reaction to stress. Like other marsupials, males are called “jacks”, females are called “jills”, babies are called “joeys”, and a group of opossums is called a passel. There you have it. Opossums are badass.
- Albert Einstein