Look what was lurking in my yard this morning. A GIANT opossum. I will call animal control about it tomorrow. They are normally nocturnal, so this one lumbering around in broad daylight was a bit of cause for alarm. A nocturnal animal that wanders around during the day is generally not a healthy animal.
From a distance, it looks like a giant rat, but in the pictures, she looks rather cute. She seemed completely unimpressed by my presence. She merely waddled behind my garage and disappeared into a drainpipe.