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|Persimmon Masquerading as a Japanese Lantern|
|Plethora of Persimmons at Persimmon Moon Cottage|
Persimmons are also called possumwood. Now there is a descriptive name. At different times we have seen possums, raccoon, and once a fox, in and near the persimmon trees. I don't know if they were here for the persimmons, or just passing through.
Some cultures believe that if certain animals start turning up, out of the blue, in your everyday life experiences, there is some symbolic link to what's happening in your life at that time. I love it when Nature allows me to catch a glimpse (or sound of) any creature that I don't normally get to experience, be it snake, owl, possum, fox, etc. C'mon Nature, "Make my day."
Fun facts: A group of owls together is called a parliament of owls. Isn't that a hoot?
Screech owls will bathe and drink from a birdbath.
Do you want to know exactly what an Eastern Screech Owl sounds like? Google
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Screech Owl Click on SOUND. It woke my little dog , Fuzzy, up every time I played it!