It's my first time to see a Possum today. We found the animal trying to eat the cat food we had placed outside. It ran away when it heard us coming. At first I thought it was the cat that visits us all the time, but then, I saw it has a long tail, and a pointed nose. It looked like a big rat really. It gave me a little scare seeing an animal that looked like a big rat.Then I learned that it was a Possum. I guess now we have to be careful in leaving food out for the cat because we are inviting critters in our yard.