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.