I am confident that this squatter is the reason Eddy, our cat, runs the window sill jumping marathon some evenings, going from living room to kitchen to bedroom window sills when she hears the trespasser enter our yard.
And I know I've heard some critter pawing around in our trash cans at night - and have picked up the litter that's been discarded after the cans have been raided for food.
I've actually seen Del a few other nights; one evening the critter almost climbed the steps onto our deck (while I again was "stargazing")...lucky for me, I am a noisy constellation watcher, and the opossum took off under the deck instead. I know I would have needed a wardrobe change had the critter actually come up onto the deck with me (and who the heck needs more laundry?).
After reading the info I found on the National Opossum Society, I should probably go introduce myself and offer our new tenant some cat food as a welcome to the neighborhood. The more I read, the more I think that our opossum friend and I might get along famously.
Here's what they say about the opossum: They
Just like me, except I have fewer teeth.