He saw it before I did. It was only 10 feet away, but sitting very still. I would have walked right by it.
First thing I knew, the leash was yanking my shoulder. Instinctively, I held on and yanked back. The dog weighs 80 pounds, and has 4 feet on the ground, but I do weigh more.
And the big fat possum was able to escape the jaws of Labrador doom.
He ambled away, fluffy and white,
into the night.