There’s this possum that I have seen about 5-6 times when I walk back to my hall at night. It might be sightings of different possums which happened to be at the same place, but I think its the same one because it seems to recognise me. If you think that sounds like crazy talk, wait till you read the next post. I think this because the first time I saw it (I was walking back after watching the Phantom of the Opera), before I even realised it was there, it sort of scampered of into the bushes. At first I thought it was a weird looking cat, but then when it started going up a tree I realised it was a possum. Now the second time I saw it, it didn’t dart off. Instead it ran to like a safe distance and seemed watch me from there. This sort of kept happening, but each time the possum seemed to be less and less worried about me being there and keeping a shorter distance or “safety zone” away from me…… Until tonight. As I walked back I spotted the possum under a tree. I had to walk pretty close to where it was to reach the entrance of the hall, but guess what? It didn’t even care that I was there. It was so not afraid of me that I decided to walk closer to it then I needed to. But the happy little possum just went about doing what it was doing. I was so close that I could probably have bent down and picked it up if I had wanted to. They are incredibly cute. Not sure they make great pets though. I thought of taking a picture (for instagram of course, what else?) but then I started to wonder, do possums attack? What if it bit me and gave me rabies or something? Hence, being paranoid as usual, I decided to quickly but calmly back away and ran into the hall. Such is life right? The possum used to run away from me, and now I am running away from it. I did consider the possibility that the possum just got used to people in general, and I am not special. However, this possum lives on campus, its used to people all year round, therefore, it should have been used to people from the first time I saw it. And I don’t care what anyone else thinks, my reasoning is sound and logical, i.e. there is a possum living outside right now that knows me. Maybe we’ll become friends. Well I googled the title of this post and some say yes they do and others say they don’t? So which is it?