Opossums America’s Marsupials


The most common known opossum in America is the Virginia Opossum. Their average life span in the wild is only about 1-2 years. You can often find these critters in woodlands near a stream but they are extremely adaptable and do well in a variety of environments. They are predominately scavengers but also eat insects.


Let’s talk opossum:

•Due to their low body temperature they very rarely carry rabies.


•They typically do not get into your trash or garden, they will however enjoy the leftovers that another animal left behind while going through your trash or garden.


•They are not aggressive animals even though they may appear so from their open mouth hissing, this is just a defense mechanism when they feel threatened.


•Opossums can be really beneficial to have around. They eat slugs, ticks, snails, cockroaches, crickets, and more.



Resources & Extra Info:

http://www.havahart.com/opossum-facts


https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/what-do-about-opossums


https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/animals/mammals/group/opossums


https://opossumsocietyus.org/general-opossum-information/



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