Monday, November 28, 2011

BIG DRAMA today at Bigton's Scanning Centre!

Call out the Marines! Get the helicopters going! Phone the Prezznit!

Or, at least, call the security guys and have them come and scratch their heads.

There was an Opossum (from the Proto-Algonquin aposum, or white beast) in one of the trash bins this morning at Scanning Central. The security guys, the maintenance guys, the housekeeping folks, and the animal control peeps were all alerted. Everybody ran about and waved their hands.

Until one of the valet parking dudes rolled the trash bin (with aposum inside) carefully over to a landscaped bit of ground with plenty of bushes and tipped it over. The white beast made its way (trundle trundle trundle, wide-butt-ily) to the far side of the landscaping and disappeared.

Possums got big teefs.

And so do I. Scans were today; results of scans and possibly an Evolution of the Bug, tomorrow.

10 comments:

woolywoman said...

Yay, Parking Guy! Possums are cute, as long as you don't make too much eye contact, or look too close at those yellow teeth. Plus, if you think about how darned stubborn you have to be to be the only marsupial in North America.

Silliyak said...

Hopefully you don't hiss like they do,...unless called for

Thatgirl said...

Glad someone figured out what to do.

jimbo26 said...

Best wishes for tomorrow Jo .

messymimi said...

Sometimes the people with the most book smarts have the least common sense, and the hands on guy saves the day.

Praying tomorrow goes well.

Anonymous said...

With all those teeth and ugliness (although, I'll admit, I think they're freakin cute) opossums, are surprisingly non-aggressive. And your interesting bit of 'possum trivia for the day...opossums are generally not considered to be rabies vectors because they have such a high body temperature the rabies virus does not survive in their bodies.

June Clever

darev2005 said...

Sometimes it just takes a kid to say "Hey! he aint got no clothes on!" before everyone sees the obvious solution.

Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!

Howland Owl said...

Pogo Possum ("I go Pogo") had a high body temperature?

Who knew?

Soliae said...

Ah, possums. Perennial stealers of the barn cat food, and occasional occupiers of the outside cat condo. They are very cute as babies, I might add, having raised a handful of them saved from roadkill's pouch when I was younger and a volunteer at a wildlife rescue. Much like little kittens. And then they grow up without the grace (assumed or real) of a cat.

shrimplate said...

The horror...