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Posted in Mechanics by Robert | July 30th, 2007 | 121 Responses |


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  1. cop1152 says:

    Found cat. Not very friendly, may be scared. Please call.

  2. What the hell is that thing?

  3. Joe says:

    That’s an old Ford truck with a 4.9L I6. Bulletproof engines. I bet it’d still start up.

  4. jim w says:

    holy crap what animal is that? we don’t get them in the UK….

  5. KZT says:

    that’s wicked! What is it? A wolverine or something?

  6. Marianne says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s a possum.

  7. Kevin says:

    What? You have never seen an opossum?!?

  8. possimpossimpossim says:

    It’s a possum

  9. badger says:

    I think it is either a badger or a possum.

  10. Bailey says:

    That is a possum, pretty common in Canada and the US I think.

  11. STiVo says:

    It’s an Opossum. Found one living in the engine compartment of my old Subaru last summer. He looked exactly like that, mouth open and unhappy. Left the hood open for 2 days and he finally left.

  12. Drake says:

    That’s a possum. Nasty buggers.

  13. unknown says:

    its a opossum, very common in the southeastern US. the only north american marsupial.

  14. Texas says:

    That’s a possum, the only marsupial in North America

  15. atm says:

    it is an opossum or just possum. and its probably delicious

  16. bob says:

    it’s an opossum. Very common in the southeastern US

  17. JasonAult says:

    That is a possum (sp?)

  18. Jays says:

    Looks like a Possum. *shrug*

  19. Joe S says:

    Seriously? That is what you call a “opossum” pronounced “possum”. It’s a rodent that is pretty common here in the united states. Nasty little things about the size of a large cat.

  20. bzt says:

    It’s an opossum, North America’s only marsupial!

  21. anon says:

    That would be a possum.

  22. andrew says:

    It’s an opossum you idiots!

  23. Jim says:

    It’s an opossum. They’re like giant rats.

  24. Dmtrahin says:

    Its an opossum.

  25. Nillawafer says:

    That would be called a possum. Mean little critters if cornered, always doing stuff like this.

  26. highthoughts says:

    that is an Opossum. please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposum ..
    i recognized right away they are kinda a pest in the midwest US. Marsupials that can be really mean and they breed like rabbits. If they ever learn to stay off the roads there could be a opossum population problem.

  27. Steve says:

    It’s a Didelphimorphia.

  28. KiddChrisFoley says:

    That would be a Possum.

  29. It’s a Possum, and a very pissed off one by the looks of it.

  30. anon says:

    That is an opossum. A large rodent that likes to play dead when threatened, but not in this case obviously.

  31. David says:

    Its a possum….

  32. pooper says:

    possum dimbo’s

  33. It’s called a Possum guys.

  34. Mike says:

    Looks like a opossum to me.

  35. Mike says:

    Looks like a possum to me. Nasty little bastards. Found one stuck in my garbage can one day. Damn thing tried to come after me when I let him out.

  36. gretcho says:

    its a possum lol and it deff doesnt look happy. i assume because it had to move out of that fancy monorail and into that engine. damn recession!! +shakes fist in anger+

  37. william says:

    That is a possum. There are tons on them in the southern US.

  38. marcos says:


  39. Pickle Pirate Princess Bunny says:

    That everyone is an Opossum


  40. Castle says:

    That is a possum. They’re common in the Southern states of the U.S.

  41. Stephen D. says:

    It’s an Opossum. Probably making a really nasty hissing noise at this point, but if you go after him he’ll just faint away and play dead.

  42. someguy says:

    It’s called a possum. They’re good road kill menu items.

  43. John says:

    It’s an opossum.

  44. Jordan says:

    Seriously, nobody knows what an opossum is?

  45. dravenb4u says:

    It’s an opossum (pronounced possum)… found in Canada and the US… they are nocturnal but can be quite nasty if you wake them up during the day LOL… I see them about once or twice a month crossing the road at night slowly… and see at least 3 or 4 a week dead on the road…

  46. the EP says:

    It is an opossum

  47. SciFi says:

    That is what we call a possum. Or in the southern US dinner.

  48. qwerty says:

    looks like a possum.

  49. Predklaw says:

    Thats what we refer to in the southern states as a opossum… the o is silent, nasty little things, for a quick lol just google opposum and check out the images.

  50. dethjestr13 says:

    Its a possum.

  51. seth says:

    Haha! That’s a very pissed off possum.

  52. Johnson says:

    It’s an Opossum, pronounced Possum. They hang upside down from tree branches with their tails and they play dead when threatened.

  53. Mik Foss says:

    That’s a possum. They are not nice, lolz.

  54. Mark says:

    It’s a possum. I used to see a few of them at my house in northern California (in the middle of a city). They will live in sewers, storm drains etc. One evening I left my garage door open and the next day found a mother possum and babies hiding in one of the storage cabinets. I think she was trying to do this same thing. I didn’t want to chase her away, so I put some food and water next to her and made sure my 3 cats couldn’t get to her or her babies. Then at night, I left the garage door open. She left that night and didn’t come back. She didn’t try to attack me but she was very protective of her babies…

  55. John says:

    I do believe that is a possum. Ugly, freaky looking creatures.

  56. Don says:

    It’s a possum, (or opossom.) Commonly called “roadkill” in America

  57. Don says:

    It is an opossum. They are quite common in Southern USA.

  58. KTP says:

    that is an opossum, and they are mean!

  59. Roxanne says:

    It’s a possum. They’re ugly things. Always tend to end up as roadkill.

  60. D says:

    HA “roadkill”

  61. BadgerJones says:

    That’s an opossum. Commonly found in the USA, but not so much anywhere else.
    Good info there for anyone who wants to know.

  62. Southern Boy says:

    That there is an Opossum. Hopefully the guy was able to catch it and sautéed it with some onions, bell peppers and made a nice stew out of it. ah ey!

  63. Jay says:

    It is an opossum and is not pronounced possum but is commonly referred to as possum. They are nocturnal and very vicious and can usually be found dead in the road in the southern United States.

  64. Texas says:

    THAT IS MY CAT!!!! BITEY!!!!!

  65. weirdo says:

    That is a C.U.H.D.

    Cannibalistic Under Hood Dweller

  66. Vincent says:

    The opossum is a hugely misunderstood animal. They actually make excellent pets but are extremely hard to care for (diet etc.)
    They are extremely smart and uncannily quick learners. I have a friend who keeps opossum as pets, they are actually very loving animals. They love to ride on your shoulders. Their natural defense mechanism is their (quite ironically) downfall. Headlights speeding towards them cause them to play dead, and well put 2 and 2 together.

  67. kelehe says:

    Also known as a “fluffy toy” to my dog.

  68. rlcanon says:

    OK, the word possum has been run across my brain to the point that it sounds completely nonsensical. Until I can clear my brain of this possum overload, they might as well be called “squadjums” or “floondibbles” or “nornflarks”.

  69. MJE says:

    OK, for a few of you wannabe opossum experts out there, no matter what else they are, they are definitely NOT rodents.

  70. mike says:

    …and for the thousanth(!) time, its a Possum

  71. RICK803 says:

    CHUPACABRA!! but yea possum. Nasty=yes. Mean=yes. UGLY AS HELL=yes. North americas only large pest is more like it lol

  72. austin says:

    delicious if you want leprosy

  73. Nate says:

    WTF is that thing?!!

  74. monkey says:

    Since we already established that the animal is a possum 60 times…let me just say that this is photoshopped.

  75. wat says:

    Wait… what did you say it was called? :P

  76. Ashton says:

    Wow I think I’ve seen one of those rats before. what is it? It looks like a Splinter. Master Rat. Maybe it’s a opossum, but it looks too much like something else. like Evil.

  77. will says:

    seen one eat a dog once

  78. mang says:

    its an opossom. i ran over one just the other day

  79. Witt Sullivan says:

    Tastes like pork, but not as greasy as dog, according to my brother’s best friend. (He ate dog in a casserole when he went to the Phillipines to engage his mail order bride)
    Our neighbors considered possums a delicacy, when our dogs would tear into one, we would take them to our neighbors and they would cook them and eat them. They’re harmless to a certain point. You can carry them by their tails easily, they act mean, but they mostly just hiss at you and waddle off. (Yeah, they’re supposed to be spelled and pronounced opossum, but only by people that don’t have them in their backyards)
    They carry rabies, not leprosy. Armadillos carry leprosy. Possums on the half shell.

  80. Southern Lover says:

    I dunno what it is, but I know it looks and is delicious. Ma scraped ‘em up and cooked ‘em for us as often as she found ‘em. Don’t knock it til you try it.

  81. Frannie says:

    We call them possum pancakes where we’re from – you see them along the roads all the time….flat as a pancake!!

  82. Aiken D says:

    It’s just a possum. They’re all over the place here.

  83. Laitha says:

    That is a Opossum. But people tend to shorten it to Possum .

    here is a Possum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possum (eastern

    And Opossums http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opossum Usually found in the western hemisphere.

    Same family basically. They are not mean creatures. For the most part they are basically all show and no bite. they will growl, hiss and put on a show trying to scare you away, and if that doesn’t work they just play deadt

  84. Laitha says:

    Oh Yeah and Opossums RARELY have rabies due to the low body temp and the virus not being able to survive in low body temps. Which is why one of the newer treatments at hospitals for people who get rabies is to try to lower body temp ASAP as soon as someone gets bit . Any mammal can be infected.

  85. transam says:

    It’s an opossum. My grandpa use to call them “whistle pigs”

  86. Mike says:

    That is an opossum (Didelphys virginiana). North America’s only marsupial. Here in the American south east, they are know colloquially as “possums”. They are fairly common, fairly slow movers, not real bright, and aggressive if cornered. Since they are kinda of slow moving, and kind of slow thinking, they are common road kill.

  87. Cactus says:

    I was riding down the road one day – someone hit a possum.
    The road was his end, his end was that road, so they say.
    Whoa! Possum
    Your end is the road.

  88. Jim says:

    kinda looks like a possom. (sp?)

  89. dragonet2 says:

    I call them “Get the hell of my porch!”

    Urban possums don’t play dead, they stand their ground and can bite. Nasty little gits.

  90. a\v says:

    jesus how many people do we need to say its a opossum thats from america

  91. sammuell says:

    what you see there is a possum. north america’s only marsupial.

  92. John Smith says:

    An Opassom hath an head like a Swine, and a taile like a Rat, and is of the bignes of a Cat. Under her belly she hath a bagge, wherein she lodgeth, carrieth, and sucketh her young.

  93. Thats a opossum! says:

    Yup, that looks like an opossum. They’re all over the place in North America.

  94. Morgan M says:

    I had a truck that was destroyed by a groundhog in the same way. We tried roll starting it a few time, but it wouldn’t start. Popped the hood and saw a bunch of chewed up wires, then we saw the groundhog staring back.

  95. WhistlePig says:

    Whistlepigs are groundhogs, also known as woodchuck– not possums.


  96. Andy says:

    Yes, it’s an opossum. I had one as a pet and it was cute and fun. If they are scared, they open up their mouths to look scary back, but they seldom bite. Amazingly, they are immune to rabies, so you never have to worry about that. They love to eat mellon, dog food, bugs, and cheese… at least mine did. There is no reason to kill them or hurt them.

  97. Funny says:

    My pet gator loves to fight them until they are nice and tender. Then he eats them. yummy!

  98. Don Malzahn says:

    Thanks for the Whistlepig reference. I recently saw an episode of Curious George with my son, on PBS, and the whole episode was abot whistlepigs, and I thought it was just ficticious.

  99. Tina says:

    I think that more people need to read the comments.

  100. Guib says:

    It’s an animal. They live all over the place on planet Earth. Possibly elsewhere too.

  101. bla says:

    it’s a possum

  102. jf says:

    Whoaaaa….wait. It’s a WHAT?!? Please, someone help me out here. I’ve meticulously read through all of the comments and have yet to find anyone who can tell me both what it is, and what part of the U.S. it may be found. Also, I’d like to know if it is or isn’t located on other places on the planet and whether it carries rabies. And if it is delicious when cooked.

  103. Jessup says:

    Here’s an article that will answer most of your questions about the Virginia opossum, shown above: http://www.welcomewildlife.com/mammals/opossum/default.htm
    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary indicates that the preferred pronunciation of their name is uh-POSS-um, but most people just call them ‘possums. The Virginia opossum is native to and the only opossum who inhabits the U.S. A marsupial related to kangaroos and Koala bears, their young develop in the mother’s pouch. Opossums look scary, but in fact are timid and docile, never aggressive. Slow-moving, opossums hiss and snarl (as the one in the photo is surely doing) in an effort to scare humans and predators away, but they only bite if forced to. Sometimes they play “dead” in hopes of fooling predators into leaving them alone. Opossums inhabit most of the southern half of the U.S. They’re not often seen, except as roadkill, because they’re nocturnal. If you encounter one, simply walk away; it won’t chase after you. Opossums don’t get rabies. Various other species of opossums are found around the world except in very cold climates. I won’t comment on killing and cooking these harmless animals.

  104. peteretep says:

    I think you are all wrong, it’s blatently a possum

  105. Steve says:

    It’s actually my ex-wife’s attorney. The pic was taken before I paid his fee. He now nests in much fresher sticks.

  106. perogi says:

    I’m en yer car, playin’ opossum.

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  108. Ross says:

    Dude, Guys, it’s a Possum… I live in tx, just moved to a new house, and there seems to be a family living upstairs, i went out and got live traps for them, I’ve seen these thing at random all my life, It’s JUST A POSSUM (or opossum, whatever) Yea, mean little buggers is right, eat through your engine wiring bad, and they stink, live or dead…. fun stuff

  109. Eric says:

    omg y’all it’s just a fuckin possum…i see’em all the time here in Texas… matter of fact i just killed 2 of them sumbitches this mornin when i was talkin out the trash

  110. That looks like an Opossum (sometimes shortened to “Possum”) to me.

  111. mark says:

    i think its both a possum and an opossum, because they are one and the same creature! like saying colour or color it still means the same thing.

  112. CaptDin says:

    Do you guys seriously not know what a possum is?

  113. Cubical says:

    It’s a Bitey Beast.

  114. ?????? says:

    It that for reduction is similar to a rat in Russia such didn’t see

  115. Southern Boy says:

    Many thanks to all the non-(O)Possum folks out there. I have enjoyed all the chatter regarding this irritating rodent (I know, it is a marsupial) and its annoying affinity for speeding automobiles. Here in the southeastern U.S. we now are being overrun by the (O)Possum’s first cousin (actually no relation). The armadillo has made its way north from I guess Texas. I warmly refer to them as Armored Possums. When you hit one you will know why. Bon Appetit!!!


  116. L says:

    these comments are awesome.