I saw it again. I knew I wasn't crazy. There's a possum, and it appears to be dead, hanging by its tail from a tree along I5 Northbound between Portland and Seattle. Muerte. Dead. Goner. I first saw it on a trip in January. It was early morning, and the sun was shining. I saw something in the trees ahead to the side of the road, and stared up as we passed. It was a possum, sleeping, and hanging by its tail. Right above the freeway! I thought it was the weirdest and funniest thing. What a place to sleep! Right above the freeway.
Well, I don't think he's sleeping. Because today, 2 months later, I saw it again this morning. And on my way back from Auburn Washington today, I saw it again this afternoon. It doesn't appear to be moving. And it's somewhat a strange, slick, grey color. El grosso! It just died up there, hanging upside down and everything?!
So beware. If you're driving northbound out of Portland, keep your sunroof closed, or you never know. He may just drop right in and continue his journey with you. But I would guess he's pretty stinky. Eeeewwwwww!!!!