Possum Feet

By | January 10, 2011
Possum Feet

Opossum Feet

Opossums have soft, rounded opposable thumbs with no nails, on their hindfeet.

Their front feet are soft and tender, much like a human hand.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

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  2. Barbara

    Holy cow those look like my hands! Well maybe not with those long nails… But what a super photograph Steve… and the other Steve says – strange and wonderful indeed!

  3. Judi

    Wonderful photos, and their feet are so very soft, we had a baby opossum (Petey Opossum)foundling long ago, it loved it’s feet rubbed, and would hold on to your fingers so tightly. The picture is really incredible, such detail!

  4. Wren

    That’s a really cool photo. Intriguing to see these up close and to find out you’re a bit of a possum expert.

  5. Julie G.

    Wow! Fascinating! What an interesting photograph. Amazing detail. Something we don’t often focus on.

  6. Lili Feldman

    I stretched this photo to get a better look. I’ve
    seen many Possums, living above a canyon, but
    never their feet this close. One word : gnarily. Much
    like my husbands. He likes his rubbed too. Great idea
    to focus on this part of the animal. They walk quite
    nimbly on top of our patio’s wooden fence. They
    love the huge loquat tree the fence leads them to.
    So cute!