Opossums are Cool

I think opossums are cool animals and they 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.

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12 thoughts on “Opossums are Cool

  1. I think opossums here in US are a bit creepy looking, but I like animals and dislike it when a species is misunderstood. A friend in Australia showed me photos of opossums over there, and they sure looked a lot cuter!!

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  2. We see them around here a lot. I have never seen one faint, but they do seem to become road kill a lot. I know they can be pretty vicious, if they want to be. But, they have to be to survive, so I don’t hold that against them. I think it is the naked tail that makes them look weird and not cute in most people’s minds.

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