Oh the joys of living in a rural area! My husband found this guy lounging on our front porch a few nights ago.
Don't worry, it's only a gopher snake. He actually wasn't as big as he looks in the photo. Probably less than two feet long and no bigger around than my thumb. And it was cold, so he wasn't moving very fast.
I scooped him into a container and we took him for a little ride to a nearby orchard. I hope he lives a long, happy life there!
2 adult possums
1 young possum
3 baby possums