How To Keep Possums Away
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How To Keep Possums Away

Opossums are native to Australia and its surrounding islands, as well as North and South America. Despite their reputation as pests, opossums benefit the environment since they help keep insect populations under control. Unfortunately, they can become a nuisance when they are set up a home in your property. Living alongside these creatures doesn’t need to…

Are Possums Rodents?
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Are Possums Rodents?

You may have seen opossums scurrying around at night and have mistaken them for rodents. But they belong to a different order of mammals known as the Marsupials. Possums are related to kangaroos and koalas; all three animals share similar features. Although possums possess some characteristics of rodents, such as their sharp claws and long tails,…

Do Opossums Hibernate?
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Do Opossums Hibernate?

Possums are fascinating marsupials found primarily in the Americas. They have captivated people for generations with their distinctive appearance and ability to play dead. While opossums are known to feign death when threatened, one thing they don’t do is hibernate. Instead, they adapt to their environment using torpor, when an animal reduces its body temperature to…

What Do Possums Eat?
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What Do Possums Eat?

While opossums may look like rats from a distance, this furry creature comes from a different animal family called marsupials. What makes them unique is their amazing ability to eat both plants and animals- making these critters true omnivores. Possums may seem picky, but they have a wide and varied diet. They’ll enjoy fruits, veggies, nuts,…

Opossum Teeth: What You Need to Know
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Opossum Teeth: What You Need to Know

Possums are fascinating creatures as they are the only marsupials in North America. This means they carry their babies in a pouch, like kangaroos. One of the most exciting things about opossums is their teeth. Amazingly, opossums have 50 teeth – more than any other land mammal. They’ve got four kinds in their mouths: incisors for gripping and…

Identifying Possum Sounds and Noises
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Identifying Possum Sounds and Noises

Possums are common in many neighborhoods, especially in suburban and rural areas. These creatures rummage through trash cans, dig up gardens, and even nest inside homes or buildings.  While possums are generally harmless, they can cause a lot of damage and disruption if they become a nuisance or safety hazard. Possums are mostly active at…

What Does Possum Poop Look Like?
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What Does Possum Poop Look Like?

Possums are marsupial animals often found in many residential areas, and finding their droppings can be a source of concern for homeowners. They can look similar to other animal droppings, so it’s important to be able to identify them. This will allow you to create an appropriate strategy for dealing with the problem. In this guide,…

How Long Do Possums Live?
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How Long Do Possums Live?

Opossums have made their home throughout North America and some places throughout Central America. They like to explore different habitats and surprise us with their ability to adapt. But this begs one question – how long do these amazing animals stick around for? Let’s examine both wild and captive possums’ lifespans as well as ways…

Do Possums Have Rabies?
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Do Possums Have Rabies?

Did you know that opossums, commonly known as possums, are practically immune to rabies? That’s right – these furry marsupials have developed a strong resistance against the deadly virus due to their low body temperature and exceptional immunity capabilities. However, it is still important for humans and pets to steer clear of these animals since they can carry…