A nice photo from 2003.

Customer Opossum Email: Hi Dave, Thank you for making your web site. We found it helpful. This was a busy season for us. We rehabbed and released at least 34 opossums. As well as numerous songbirds, raptors and water fowl at our hospital. During the summer months from June-August we rehabilitate hundreds of opossums. During our off season we try and concentrate on other administrative duties. Our web site is always a work in progress. We update it as often as we can, but unfortunately a lot of our members also work full time, so we do things as we can. It is definitely on our "To Do" list, and we thank you for your input. We like getting feed back in so we can adjust and improve. We definitely have lots of pictures but have not found the time to put them on the site yet. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to e-mail us. If you are ever in the Buffalo, NY maybe we can show you around our facility and exchange ideas. Debbie

My Answer: Will do, and thanks for your fine wildlife rehabbing work.

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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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