I am sure it was a opossum as his tail was long and very narrow.
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What do you think? Leucistic animals have a partial loss of pigmentation, which makes it completely white or with only patches of color.
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Leucism is not albinism. In leucism, something goes wrong in the cells that produce pigment. If all the cells malfunction, then the animal will be white. If only part of the cells fail to produce pigment, you can get a spotted animal. Albinism involves the lack of melanin, and albino animals will have red eyes.
In leucistic animals, the eyes will be the typical color. Opossums with this condition are considered rare, but apparently not as rare as you might think. The day after I received your letter, I got one from Shelley Erkel of San Jose, who sent pictures of a white opossum hunting food in her garage. I gently tipped over the bin and the furry friend bolted across the driveway and down the hill on the far, south side of the house.
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Will this young raccoon be able to find his or her family? In the fall, mama raccoon shows her offspring where to find good feeding grounds and dens, and then the family breaks up. The females may stay closer to mom, but the males can travel a good distance. Your visitor is probably on its own, but even if it still is living at home, it would know how to get back to the den. You also can count on mom to round up any lost children.
I throw bird seed out on the hillside and they go to work, pecking and scratching to the point where there is nothing left to burn. He has yearnings however of which he is not fully conscious. He is not sure who his father was, and even the one who so claimed, died before Jules knew him. He only has a eighth grade education, however he is quite intelligent, a fact of which he is not initially aware.
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He has two friends, John Harrison and Willy Woolf. Harrison is a poor but well respected farmer and Woolf own a large property and is the area's rich man.
Jules roams the country roads on his horse Rhony, and wears two revolvers like an old time bad man. Most respectable people keep well clear of him, at least in public, but he seems to have ample lady friends. He lives on a small isolated acreage in the middle of forest land owned by Woolf. Woolf sold him the property after Jules won a big poker pot. Wiley, his dog, is Jules' closest companion, and helps protect the property when Jules is away.
Harrison encourages Jules to give up his destructive ways which include adultery, general philandering, gambling, and drinking.
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This good advice has little effect until Harrison dies and Jules takes a close look at himself and doesn't like what he sees. He has promised Harrison to reform sometime and realizes it's now time. He listened to Harrison, because Harrison always treated him with respect, something that few others did. Harrison also helped get him out of jail more than once.
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Jules believes he needs to repay his moral debt to John by helping the Harrison family Eloise the mother, and Mary, Jany, and Jimmy the children. In particular he believes he needs to advise Harrison's young son Jimmy, more or less as John Harrison advised him. He begins to clean up his life by dropping a relationship with a married woman, Grecia Kuhn, and by getting a part time job. Along with "Uncle Tyrone," Harrison's somewhat disreputable hobo brother who arrives after John's death, Jules begins to help the Harrison family. The Harrison's sell their farm and move to Columbia, MO where the children can economically obtain degrees at the University of Missouri.
Jules further troubles include the suicide of his brother triggered by the brother and his wife accidentally smothering their baby who slept in their bed. In addition the anger of the brothers Heintz and Herman of Klaus Kuhn, who Jules has cuckolded, causes problems.