Im filling the bird feeder yesterday and jumped when i looked in the empty trash can. Somehow this opossum had got stuck in there. The lid was off. Moved the pail to the yard and gently dumped it out. Scooted a few feet then froze...didnt play full "dead". Wouldnt run away. I left it alone. Mightve been confused with daylight as they are nocturnal. I checked a few minutes later and it was gone.