Photo by Ursula Liang

Is 2010 the year nature takes back New York? So far we've seen rabid raccoons, wild coyotes (like, everywhere), seals, dolphins and bald eagles. In comparison to last year, when we pretty much just had sad rat and Sad Panda... this is quite an upswing in animal activity. And let's not forget our latest urban explorer: opossums! The marsupials were recently terrorizing Brooklyn, and now it seems they've made it to the Bronx. Well, almost made it. A reader sent us the above photo this morning, taken at 161st Street near River Avenue... we like to think he's just playing possum.