The other night I was playing with Eco outside when I heard some rustling in the leaves. I went over to the fence on the corner on the property and lit up the area with my flashlight - there was an opossum walking towards the fence with a big, flat, vertical 'disk' of leaves - either stuck to its butt or around it's tail - so it was making a lot of noise with it. It didn't seem at all bothered by the flash light and continued walking towards the fence to the right of me.
The next night, I was outside around the same time and decided to check the same area behind my fence but this time instead of the opossum, I saw a raccoon! The raccoon decided to turn around and return to where he came from.
The night after that, we were playing in the yard when I heard some twigs crack behind me, in the pergola which is covered in wisteria, grape, and clematis vines - mainly bare branches at this time. I took my flashlight and lit up the pergola and there on the top rail was the opossum! Same one I've seen before - missing its right fang and has a ripped left ear - it just froze and waited for us to leave. I'm just glad we don't have scary snakes and lizards around these parts!