Opossums have been around since the time of the dinosaurs & make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. Possums are unusually resistant to the venom of venomous snakes and are extremely unlikely to acquire rabies. They have 50 very sharp teeth, more than any land mammal

We have Opossum. A nocturnal solitary animal. People think they're slow and harmless; These guys will fight and tear the hell out of dog. They love to raid garbage cans or bird feeders.

"Rapunzel" opossum ...  opossums are creatures with which you can probably live and let live—they come out after dark, so you may never see them, and they’ll run from you if you do; they eat pests; and they don’t carry rabies.

opossums are creatures with which you can probably live and let live—they come out after dark, so you may never see them, and they’ll run from you if you do; they eat pests; and they don’t carry rabies.

Baby Opossums

Baby Opossums - no rodents, I know^^ still cute!

Opossums are North America's only marsupial and are fascinating creatures. Description from omegaanimalremoval.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Mom and baby opossums. A rehabber once told me that when the mom stops the babies will all get off but when she is ready to go again they better climb on board or she will walk off and leave the stragglers behind!

Opossum in a Tree by Mel Diotte #animals

Opossum in a Tree by Mel Diotte

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Ah, finally a break from the kids.

Baby Opossums ~ I've linked the photo to a great article that explains the difference between "possum" (Phalangeridae -- Australian species) and "opossum" (Didelphimorphia -- American species)

Baby opossums hanging on!

Don't ask me why but I think opossums are one of the cutest animals ever!! Look at those lil toes and they smile! It's that animal I will swerve off road to miss lol!

Awesome possum in a pumpkin In The Pumpkin Patch . It Is Almost Time For An Early Fall Is Here .The Pumpkins Are Ready To Be Picked Off The Vines .In Time For That Special Holiday '

Opossums limit the spread of Lyme disease as they usually kill off any ticks on their bodies.

Oppossums love to raid the trash cans and the cat food!

Opossum Care and Rescue

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Opossum Care and Rescue

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