Friday, January 21, 2005

it's a North Carolina Miracle

The other night I was driving home from work and I saw something scurry across the road. It took me a minute to figure out that it was a 'possum, which, in itself, is not that big of a deal as there appear to be about a million of them around Durham. Upon further reflection, however, I was struck by what I had just seen. After 3.5 years here, I had just seen my very first LIVE 'possum! AND it had successfully crossed the street! Now, I've seen a substantial number of DEAD 'possums by the side of the road, and I've heard of people seeing live possums in backyards and such, but I am the first person I know who has seen one of these little critters successfully cross the road.

Yes, I'm easily impressed...what of it?

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