WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND ORPHANED OPOSSUMS
“It is popular with some people to joke about dead ‘possums on the highway. Besides the obvious, there isanother reason that it is no joke: infant opossums are carried in the mother’s pouch, and often, one or all of them (up to 13!) can be left initially unharmed by the impact of the car. Most of us at the National Opossum Society habitually check the body of hit-by-car opossums for living infants. If there are none, we can at least remove the body from the road to keep it from endangering the life of another animal that may utilize it as food, as well as out of respect for the creature.” MORE [National Opossum Society]
If there are infants, action should be taken immediately!
Baby opossum in mom’s pouch, which is relaxed because the mother is sleeping.Link to Opossum Facts HERE.
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