@gary.the.trashcat's interview with @phillydotcom / @phillyinquirer was published today! I was in it a little. Photo by @jessicagriffin_photo article by @farfarraway0444 Read the full story here: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/gary-the-trash-cat-opossum-west-philadelphia-20171218.html .
Look what came into the office the other day! This lucky possum, named Mango, was found as a few day old baby. She had a broken jaw and an injured eye, but with some love and patience was rehabilitated! She can't be released into the wild because she has been imprinted on humans (meaning she thinks humans are her family and she's lost most, if not all, of her wild instincts).
Got totally lucky catching possum at dinner- He really like the pad Thai! He doesn't appear to plan on leaving any of the others! There are at least 2 I can tell apart- this is the one with the short tail and weird butt. The other one is missing alot of fur and looks half bald. #possum#possumsofinstagram#possums#opossum#teaneck
"The opossum of New Orleans" "L'opossum de la Nouvelle Orléans"
We've done so much scavenging, so much creating from trash, we get looked over, but I've found the best people this way #opossum
Inspiration from @queerappalachia @junipermoonfolkarts
#Repost : @rhino1818
“ Please be nice to opossums if you find them in your barns, garages or sheds. They are North America's only marsupial (pouched mammal) and they are ill equipped for the snow. They have no fur on their feet, ears or tail, so are very susceptible to FROSTBITE. Often when opossums are seen, they are ravaged by frostbite, so they are missing toes, missing part of their tails, and their ears are crumpled. They are beautiful, gentle animals and one of the few mammals that rarely , if ever, gets rabies. Why? Because they have a normal body temperature that is below most other mammals. The rabies virus can't survive at this lower body temperature. A healthy opossum's normal reaction to the presence of a human is to stay still , open its mouth and drool. This is a normal reaction! Many people think these are symptoms of rabies in an opossum and that is not true! Opossums are not athletes. They can't run, fast, jump or climb well, so their only defense is to be very still, and show you all 52 of their teeth and pray that you just go away. Please, be kind to opossums! Via Fox Wood Wildlife Rescue, Inc ”