Opossums and Their Tails- Opossums have that are known as prehensile, meaning they have the ability to wrap around things and hold on to them. This is one of the ways that baby opossums hang on to their mother as they travel.
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 un
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!