Ok So the other night I am in the garage splitting wood and cleaning up. I see garbage all over the floor, so I tip the trash can up to throw out the stuff on the floor and my hand is whipped by an Opossum tail. SCREEEEEEEAM as loud as I could. My Dh came running and all I could do was point and scream. We put the lid on the can and left it there overnight. The next day we relocated our garbage sucking, chicken threatening overgrown rat. What was he doing in there in the middle of the day? I think he was half frozen to death too, because he did not move at all. This is the same possum my son and I chased through the back yard with a rake.