Possum Feet

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.

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  1. Steve January 10, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    too strange and wonderful!

  2. Barbara January 10, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    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 January 10, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    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. Steve Creek January 10, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Thank ya!

  5. Robert Brem January 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Their teeth on the other hand………

  6. Marie January 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Such a pretty picture of tiny, dirty feet.

  7. Adam January 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I like this one. Thanks dad.

  8. Steve Creek January 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Hey Adam, I bet Drew will too.

  9. Wren January 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

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

  10. Julie G. January 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

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

  11. Heather July 24, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    They look so human like! Crazy!

  12. Steve Creek July 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Heather, They are crazy looking.

  13. Lili Feldman January 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    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!

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