There's a possum invading Phillies spring training right now [UPDATE]

There's a possum invading Phillies spring training right now [UPDATE]
February 19, 2014, 11:03 am
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Playing possum @Phillies Spring Training. #wildlife #SpringTraining #Phillies pic.twitter.com/fiIPHKnOr8

— David Maialetti (@davidmaialetti) February 19, 2014

Once again, the Daily News' David Maialetti is there to document the action down in Clearwater, Florida at Phillies spring training camp. CSN's Jim Salsbury put his photography skills to good use as well. That guy is multi-talented.

Visitor at Phillies camp. pic.twitter.com/UoD6zknw39

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) February 19, 2014

Things a possum heading down to spring training teach us: there was apparently once a Phillies ball player with the nickname "Possum."

Born on this date in 1890: former #Phillies OF George "Possum" Whitted (1915-19). pic.twitter.com/hm8kYRHpbv

— Phillies History (@PhilliesHistory) February 4, 2014

Avoiding the "Can he hit!?" "Can he play first base?!? and "Ruben signs him to a 3-year $45m deal!" tweets, we took to Twitter to aggregate some of the best possum related nuggets for you below:

Playing Possum: The 2014 Phillies Video Yearbook — Tom Copain (@tcopain) February 19, 2014

well he can't be any *worse* than Marlon Byrd. RT @magelb: There is a possum watching the Phillies play catch. Police fear he is rabid. — Jacob (@ohholybutt) February 19, 2014

A rabid possum sounds like a great way for the Phillies to get out of a contract or two, Ruben. — Jerk Von Wheatery (@Jerkwheatery) February 19, 2014

Possum. Versus. Koala. FIGHT! RT @magelb: There is a possum watching the Phillies play catch. He climbed to the top of the outdoors fence.

— Dan Roche (@RochesRWinners) February 19, 2014

It's just Eskin. Calm down. RT @magelb There is a possum watching the Phillies. He climbed to the top of the fence. Police fear he is rabid.

— GTown_Dave (@GTown_Dave) February 19, 2014

And just because:

11:55 am UPDATE: The possum has been captured. More as the story develops...

Possum Watch: He has been captured in a trash can.

— Matt Gelb (@magelb) February 19, 2014

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