One of the neighborhood kids set a live trap in the woods, just to see what he would find. He had no idea that his capture would be (go figure!) such a wild, dangerous looking creature.
He was afraid to open the cage himself, so I very carefully let out the possum, who by then was thoroughly peeved. He hissed at me as I snapped his picture, then slowly made my way back up the hill, facing him the whole time. Other than hissing, he 'played possum', and didn't try to attack, thank goodness.
The neighborhood kids and I had a little talk, and I don't think they will be playing with live traps anymore. In fact, they will probably be staying out of the woods completely for a while.