Unexpected Dinner Guests at the Cat Shelter

Here are a couple of guests at dinner one night.  If I told anyone about these no one would believe me, so this time I got some photos to prove it.   The cats, who are the actual residents, were watching from a respectful distance.  The cats don’t object, but the animals do make a mess and knock things over, and slobber in the water dish.   Please note that I DO NOT feed these wild creatures and I  chase them away when I see them.  They are nocturnal, so I make a point of not feeding the cats after dark.   I maintain a respectful distance also, especially when they have babies with them.  Obviously these critters don’t know the rules.

Hey...what are YOU doing here?
Hey…what are YOU doing here?
The baby opossum is supposed to stay in the mother’s pouch, they are marsupials. I only got this one shot, as the Mom apparently told baby to get back in bed. (I am shooting this photo from inside the house, through the glass door…)
Rear view of a young opossum.

It is against city ordinance to feed wild animals, which incudes opossums and raccoons…even deer, as a matter of fact.   Cats, however, are exempted from the ordinance.

24 thoughts on “Unexpected Dinner Guests at the Cat Shelter

    1. Its also against the law. We have a big wooded area so all sorts of critters live there. I could not afford to feed them, and also it would be a safety factor having them hang around much. I never try to go out among them.

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      1. they might bite ,too, especially if they have babies. here they live in a pretty well contained area, but they do carry disease, or they can. actually I rarely see them, and then usally when it is very cold. it was a huge surprise when these in the photos came out it was winter.

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  1. When we fed our outdoor groundskeepers, (kitty-cats) on our deck these little critters always came around too! No more feeding on our deck!


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