Opossum or “possums” are often thought of as a nuisance animal. However, they eat lots of ticks, beetles, and cockroaches. They are the only North American marsupial, and they help to clean the environment. They are nocturnal, so it was surprising to see one in the ditch between Ida Way and Hundred Acre Hollows at 9:00 in the morning. There are many photos of them at night from the camera traps on the gopher tortoise burrows.