Clip Posted February 25, 2022 Share Posted February 25, 2022 Opossum-did you know that the opossum is North America's only marsupial? After a very short time 10-13 days in Mom's womb the babies climb into mom's pouch. They are so tiny that 20 can fit into a teaspoon. Once they get too big for Mom's pouch they ride on her back until they are able to fend for themselves. The life expectancy for a Opossum is only 1 to 2 years because of natural predators and being run over by cars. ? They should be a welcome addition to any neighborhood as they eat many of the things we humans don't want around our homes like mice, rats, roaches...The photo below is from our backyard. We welcomed them until they started eating all the bird food and getting into our propane BBQ grill. We then discouraged it coming around only by making it impossible for them to eat the bird food and cleaning the drip pan on the BBQ after each use. We still see one onces in awhile. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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