One early evening, I came out of my bungalow in Midland Beach, Staten Island, and found a opossum eating out of my cats’ food bowl on my porch. Very nice and very unexpected. After that I started putting food out for this one particular opossum who came every night after that. Sometimes, one of my cats would see it there. They would sit and stare at the opossum a few seconds in apparent bewilderment and then walk away, and the opossum ignored the cats. Opossums love the dry cat food.