DO NOT TRY TO RAISE INFANT OPOSSUMS IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING! THEY WILL DIE!!! Contact an opossum rescuer immeidately.  (Also, it’s illegal to care for an opossum or have one as a pet if you don’t have a special certification).

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November 17, 2017

While it’s common for people to use these two spellings interchangeably, opossum and possum actually refer to different animal groups.

In most casual writing this won’t make a difference, as it’s commonly understood that most writers mean opossum when they write possum....

November 9, 2017

 Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurological disorder caused by a parasite. The opossum and a parasite called Sarcocystis neurona have been implicated although current research suggests other hosts (such as raccoons and skunks) and other parasites may be...

November 5, 2017

Opossums are opportunistic omnivores. Their number one food is insects, mostly beetles. They eat a varied diet of insects, worms, frogs, birds, fruits, nuts and carrion (dead animals). They will also prey on small rodents, voles, shrews and moles. Opossums will feed at...

Although some people think opossums are pests, they are in fact useful little animals in your garden. They eat real pests such as slugs and small rodents and rarely cause problems themselves* (see bottom of page). Opossums are also entertaining to watch because of thei...

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