Jeremy and I went geocaching at a local forest preserve. We took Ely with to give him a good walk. On our way back to the car, Jeremy noticed something furry about 30 yards from us. Ely, who was off leash, also noticed it and slowly approached. As Ely got close the opossum laid down. A little closer and he flopped over. That is where he stayed for the several minutes that we watched him.
I had never seen an opossum up close before. They really do play opossum!