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.

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!

Possums get such a bad rep.    They are truly the sweetest little things and grow up to be wonderful adults.   Had a pet for 3 1/2 years and still miss her.

Possums get such a bad rap. They are truly the sweetest little things and grow up to be wonderful adults. Had one as pet for 3 years and still miss her. never had one, but I agree they get a bad rap for unfair reasons

Virginia opossum... Not native to California but cute and they eat snails, don't carry rabies, or hurt much of anything. Have maybe 22 babies but only 13? nipples. North America's only marsupial.

22 babies and only nipples? Not native to California but cute and they eat snails, don't carry rabies, or hurt much of anything. Have maybe 22 babies but only nipples. North America's only marsupial.

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