Panda/opossum hybrid?

John Cavassa often finds free-loaders near his Newton County horse barn where they dig and tear their way into assorted trouble trying to get at feed. Most get a free ride to somewhere else after they wander into one of John’s live-traps.

Recently he checked a trap and found this very unique opossum.

Through the decades I’ve seen several hundred of Kansas’ only marsupial and most have been grey, a few have been black, a few fewer have been blond or brown.

This is the first I’ve seen one that’s white with black ears so I decided to share it with you. Pretty cool, huh? Kind of like a cross between a panda and an opossum.