While hiking through the woods I came upon a male and female opossum. They spotted me and I believe this male didn’t want to leave the female and thought it would just get behind a log. I was only carrying a pocket camera at the time and wasn’t expecting this opossum to stay around as I walked closer. To my surprise he allowed me to walk right up to him. I made a couple of photos of him and I left the area so they could have some privacy. The other Opossum was in some thick brush and I wasn’t able to get a clear photo. She stuck around also.
Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, staying in one area as long as food and water are easily available. Some families will group together in ready-made burrows or even under houses. Though they will temporarily occupy abandoned burrows, they do not dig or put much effort into building their own. As nocturnal animals, they favor dark, secure areas. These areas may be below ground or above. (Wikipedia)