Sad to say my friend Marvin went to the rainbow bridge the other day. Marvin was an old boy who came to us partially blind and walking in circles from a neurologic problem. Though the blindness got worse and the circles got better, Marvin was a kind and friendly opo from day one. He loved to play outside and eat bananas and liked to explore the wildlife center while his cage was being cleaned. He lived with us for a year and half and made everyone's day better. Here's the hope he enjoyed his time with us and we made his days a little better too. You'll be sorely missed Marvin, work just isn't the same without you. ❤️
Visitor enjoying left over cat food in the yard. Opossums are very beneficial to the yard. They eat rodents, bugs, and hopefully the moles that are tearing up our yard. They have a strong immunity system that can keep them from getting rabies. We welcome them with a little treat now and then. #wildlife#naturalpesticide#nature#naturescleanupcrew#opossum#naturalworld
Went outside to water flowers, expecting to pick a few for inside when I was suddenly attacked by a wild feral opossum beast!...In reality, the little creature was simply walking through the bushes, in slow motion, and in the opposite direction of me...but I felt attacked. No flowers for me today!
Now it's time to hunt the most dangerous game. Man.
All jokes aside, please, for the love of being alive, never, ever do this unless you're trained to. By no means have I ever been trained to do this. You don't see it in the video because I didn't film it but he was wiggling around a lot and almost bit me a few times. This guy could have been carrying tons of diseases and I could have been in big trouble if he bit me. Even a tiny scratch could means serious problems. So please, all my followers. Never try to catch a wild mammal. That extends to stray cats and dogs.
Now that's out of the way, the animal was fine. It looks like I'm holding him roughly, but only so much that he can't whip around and bite me. He waddled off into the woods after, no harm done. Yeah I know I probably shouldn't have done it, but sometimes you gotta take a chance.
Photo 91: Virginia Opossum