roadside en The Opossom - Southern Gentleman - Northern Scoundrel <p>John Weeks talks about his knowledge of the opossum. During an early morning road trip he saw an opossum about to cross the road where cars were steadily driving and quickly turned around to avoid getting hit. Anybody that drives and has seen a possum on the road knows that there slow pace makes them vulnerable which increases their rate of road kill. At one point they were so rare that people did not believe he actually saw them, but that has changed now.</p><p>This episode of Nature of Things was originally aired December 12th, 1991.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 48001 at Along the Road and at Roadside <p>John Weeks discusses reliving taking trips down roads to see the wildlife we will not see until next season as the weather gets colder. &nbsp;Stopping at major vistas he has previously visited he can always predict what he is going to see. As the hunting season carries on there are more white tail deer seen during the day. Deer are most interesting during these days as winter sets in. There is always a tad bit of new learning or reinforcing of something he thought he knew at these vistas. Weeks tells us of his interesting findings.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:14:40 +0000 John Weeks 47057 at