Geesh, I just had a scare. (LOL)
I have been feeding a stray kitty since spring. It was born wild, and we can't get close enough to catch it, or I would give it a home. The kitty gets along with my kitty. I think the stray kitty is living in the woods next to our side yard, but I have no idea where.
This fall, I put a tarp over the round picnic table on my back deck to protect the food that I put out for this kitty from rain and snow. Just a little bit ago I opened the back door to put out some food and replace the frozen water and got a heck of a surprise. I saw this big rat like tail poking out from under the tarp. Yuck! I had a big fat opossum under the tarp/table eating the kitty food!!! Opossums are the ugliest of creatures.
I slammed the door and called for Tom, but by the time he put shoes on and grabbed a broom, and opened the sliding door, the ugly thing was gone. I had been wondering how one small kitty could eat so much food. Now I know he's had a lot of help, because last week I saw another stray kitty eating from the dish that looks almost like the little one I've been feeding, and tonight the opossum.
I think I have a animal soup kitchen going on under the table on my back deck. Now, how do I keep this opossum from coming back and eating all of the kitty food?