Our friend: The Opossum

Posted in: Wildlife Rehabilitation
This is one of the innumerable opossums that we rescue and rehabilitate every year.

We are lucky to have among us the quiet, slow-moving, very clean Virginia Opossum.

The only marsupials in North America, the opossums were present on our planet when dinosaurs roamed. They are immune from rabies and should be welcome in everyone’s garden, as they consume insects, ticks, snails, slugs, beetles, cockroaches, mice and fruit and grains. They have superpowers against snakes.

Male opossums are called jacks and females jills and babies joeys.

1 Comments for : Our friend: The Opossum
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    Saw this on a critter cam a couple nights below.
    Pretty creative use of the prehensile tail.
    (Forgive the title misspelling)

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