Here's a cute one!

Customer Opossum Email: Oh my God, I saw one (opossum) crawl its way into my back yard. My entire back yard is surrounded by wall... will it able to make its way out. I do not want to see in. Great pictures by the way. I can see you have a great affinity to wild life. I'm not a fan of opossum. They're scary looking. I left the door open last night. An opossum came in (presumably, it sounds big enough to be an opossum, and I've seen one hanging around outside.) I have a wall which was already opened up for plumbing repair, I think the opossum crawled in. What will it cost to please come get him out?

My Answer: The opossum should have no problem crawling out on its own. But if it is stuck in some way, you can hire a pro off of my national directory of trappers, and he will be able to remove the opossum for you. Costs vary, so you'll have to call.

If you need wildlife control services in your hometown, click for the National Directory of Wildlife Trappers that I've carefully compiled in every US city.

Click to go back to my full opossum removal photo gallery. Visit my opossum removal journal blog! Lots of great opossum stories!

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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