Is it possible to be too good a mother??? This Virginia opossum was found trying to get up a curb unsuccessfully at farmingdale airport. We were told she had babies on her back. We assumed the mother might be injured and told the caller to try and bring them in. To our surprise their was nothing wrong with this mother.... She was still carrying her 9 babies around and was merely exhausted!!!! Her babies are over 7" long which means that they all need to leave their mamma and go off on their own. We are caring for over 20 opossums at the clinic right now. #sweetbriarnaturecenter#virginiaopossum#babyopossum#mothercare#rescue#wildife#nature#volunteer#donate#rehab#education
Virginia Opossums released! What a wonderful team of folks that transported and offered their property as release sites. We still have more opossums to release in about ten days. We will be contacting others that wanted Opossums released on their property and keep other names for the fall releases. Swvawildlifecenter.org. #swvawildlifecenter#virginiaopossum#proopossum#tickeradicators
Just a few of the many baby and juvenile opossums currently in care. We can't imagine why anyone would think these critters are anything but adorable, babies and adults alike!
As if their cute looks weren't enough, they also have too many cool characteristics to count. For example, opossums have opposable first digits on their rear feet, similar to human thumbs. Opossums and primates (that's us) are some of the few animals on earth with opposable first digits! Maybe they're more like us than we think!