Opossums Are Cool

I think opossums are cool animals and are often judged to harshly.

  • Opossums are marsupials, which makes them a unique animal in North America.
  • They are omnivores and prefer to forge for food, so they make great clean up crews.
  • They have a powerful immune system.  They are even immune to snake venom.  You have to admit, that’s a seriously strong immune system.
  • They prefer a solitary lifestyle and are nocturnal, which makes them a bit introverted.  I’m an introvert too, so I can relate.
  • When a opossum is threatened it goes into a shock like state and actually faints.  This is an involuntary response, which kind of makes me feel sorry for the opossum.  If I fainted every time I got scared, that would be embarrassing.

 

One thought on “Opossums Are Cool

  1. According to Becca they don’t get rabies either. II would think thatmedical science researchers could learn a lot by studying them. She also said that they have one that lives near the clinic and they put out dog food for it.

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