Friday, December 18, 2015

Reader report: Gas main replacement brings new wildlife to East Seventh Street



A resident on East Seventh Street between Avenue C and Avenue D shares the following:

East 7th Street between Avenue C and D has been graced with multiple weeks of gas main replacement, causing the area's typical wildlife, frisky rats, to find alternate habitat. You'll notice in this photo, the planter's dirt has been covered in Belgian block and chicken wire to prevent the erstwhile rodents from nesting in them.

Well, the absence of our rats has brought another form of wildlife to 7th Street. Peeking from between the planters is a frightened little opossum.



311 has uninterestingly responded that opossums are the "property owner's problem."

We hope the little guy hasn't been poisoned by the block's copious rat bait stations...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

EVG, the images on your blog are so small that one would not have seen cute little Petey Possum with out your adding the arrow. Thanks!

DrBOP said...

SEE!

And then, there's this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgfSo2OMF-o

Makeout said...

Awesome Possum! And happy holidays to the Arrows!

Goggla said...

The building owner/tenant might want to contact WINORR:

https://www.facebook.com/WINORR-Wildlife-In-Need-of-Rescue-and-Rehabilitation-113685721999067/

If anything, they can give advice over the phone.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that Goggla. I hope they take your advice.

Anonymous said...

Opossums are good in stew.