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
Opossum dreams. They're actually very sweet creatures. Our humane society had one named Violet who was found as a baby, cross-eyed, and couldn't be released. Sadly, possums only live about 3-4 years in captivity, or 1-2 years in the wild--baring car strikes or being eaten. They have a lot of things trying to kill them, and use those wicked spikey mouthful of teeth to hiss and scare away predators, but they are really quite gentle.
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cute possum - opossums are not cute. Try chasing one around your house for a few days and even this (cute baby) can give you a large painful bite. Besides opossums and raccoons are the largest group of animal that carry Rabies.