They can hang from their tails.

Customer Opossum Email: I’m will be closing on my first home soon, during the home inspection the inspector and I notice that there was a possum down in the grate on the side of the house. The grate itself is cemented to the deck, and it looks like the possum is too big to get out. (Or, maybe she was down there nursing…who knows) Now, there is a window in the basement that will allow access to the side of the grate. What would be the cost for Possumus removalus…?

My Answer: I'd be happy to provide opossumus removalus services if you live in the Orlando area, for a $89 trap setup fee, and $50 per opossum trapped, removed, and relocated. Or if it's just this one animal, a one-time fee will apply. If you don't live in Orlando, please consult my directory of wildlife trappers.

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The opossum, also commonly called the possum, is actually named the Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), and it is the only marsupial native to North America. Possums have several unique traits. Most people know that they sometimes "play possum" which is a form of playing dead, and they also know that opossums can hang from their tails. But possums are unique in many other ways - they have a low body temperature that prevents many viruses and diseases from affecting them, that tail is prehensile (they can grip things with it) they have opposable thumbs, and they have 50 teeth, the most of any land mammal. They are very opportunistic and good climbers, which causes them to commonly break into decks, sheds, and attics, where they cause considerable damage, leave a lot of droppings, and they often die and stink in these areas. Thus, opossums are considered pest animals by many people, which is why I remove them. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Opossums page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or opossum control issues.

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