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Customer Opossum Email: Don't have any questions, but I have laughed until I about peed myself at some of these opossum pics...have emailed some to a friend that is scared to death of these things...keep up the good work!!
Here in NC, we have lots of these critters and they can be very destructive! We had one neighbor that found them in her chimney where the mom had nested and had her babies on her tummy...took the poor animal control guy
forever to get them out..the mom kept pooping on him when he would stick his head up the chimney!! That smell!! LOLO LOL
My Answer: Wow, possums pooping on the animal control guy! Thanks for the email.
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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.