I was taking my early morning walk and I noticed a strange animal. It had a tail like a rat but it was obviously much too big. On closer inspection I thought that I knew what it was. After contacting some friends online, I learned that it was an opossum. Apparently they are native to NYC. They’re nocturnal and they can be found hunting through garbage (or compost piles in Staten Island). This one was on 31 Street near 30th Avenue.
Submitted by Judith Exler