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
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#RepostSave @macyanne92 with @repostsaveapp ・・・ Fun Facts: Opossums are marsupials and carry their babies in their pouch ! Opossums have prehensile tails, allowing them to hang from trees for extended periods of time. They are almost completely immune to rabies and can eat up to 5,000 ticks in a season !! This is especially useful for yourself and your pets in decreasing the spread of Lyme disease and other harmful diseases ! Generally, opossums prefer to keep to themselves but these particular babies were rescued with their mama after she sustained an unknown injury. Lucky for them, @kellie1525 was able to find them and deliver them to safety ! #animalcontrolofficer#bestjobever#bestteamever#opossums#animalrescue#wildlifewednesday#acolife#wildliferescue#babyanimals#wildlifephotography
Did you know opossums eat ticks? These adorable marsupials are
so awesome and helpful keeping our ticks at bay. Also, be sure to check
any opossums you see on the road for babies. Many times there are perfectly healthy babies in the dead momma's pouch. If you do find any, please wrap them in a warm shirt or blanket and call your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator ASAP! Thank you to Allie O'Day for helping these little ones!
a naturalist found this little buddy on the trails just as summer camp was starting today... i added a new title to my resume and became known as 'cara, friend of opossum', when i got to bring this sweet lil bb to the dane county humane society's wildlife rescue. this 'joey' as they are sometimes called was barely breathing and had deep lacerations on his neck.
opossums are on their own from a very early age...often leaving their mothers when they are about 4 months old and only 6 inches from nose to rump. often described as 'UGLY', 'disgusting', and 'vile', opossums are actually magnificent creatures that are misunderstood... including whether or not adults can hang from their tail...and the answer is no.
one of the oldest living animals... they shared the earth with dinosaurs over 70 million years ago. they are extremely useful vacuums... feasting on carrion, rodents, insects (including ticks), snails, slugs, birds, eggs, frogs, plants, fruits and grains as well as human food, pet food and table scraps. what's more?? they are mostly immune to rabies (8x less likely to get rabies then wild dogs) and they are partially or totally immune to the venom produced by rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and other pit vipers.
this magnificent little buddy is #17 -1807 at the dane county humane society...here's to hoping he pulls through!! #opossum#opossums#danecountyhumanesociety#wildliferescue#ecosystems#opossumsaremagnificent#opossumsareimportant#silentvacuum#themoreyouknow
Sorted through my bone boxes yesterday. The opossum I collected a couple weeks back had finished decomposing. It's been so hot that a lot of it's flesh dried up and stuck to it's bones.
I didn't know if I would get a skull from this guy because of how I found him. His skull shattered into a bunch of tiny pieces. But it was neat to see how the flesh held it together. I was able to pick parts of it's skull from it's mummified face.
The Opossum is North Americas only marsupial and they’re quite remarkable, outside of them carrying their babies on their backs. For one, they are mostly immune to rabies - in fact, they are eight times less likely to carry rabies compared to wild dogs. Opossums also have superpowers against snakes. They have partial or total immunity to the venom produced by rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and other pit vipers. If cornered, they effectively play dead meaning their stalker leaves them in peace. Definitely not deserving of their dirty scavenger reputation (fact credit @mental_floss / @linda_langerak ) #opossum#opossums#possums#possum#opossumfacts#possumfacts#animalfactsforstevo#animalfacts