These two did not get along very well.

Customer Opossum Email: Hi, We live in Holiday, Fl and our two poodles found a rather large possum in the hibiscus bush tonight. They acted like they wanted to kill it, thankfully they didn't. Do you know of anyone in our area who could remove this cute (rather large) possum before our dogs hurt him. I have a feeling he has been living around our house for a while because our dogs have been acting crazy when we let them out at night. Now we know why. By the way, the pictures are so adorable. About 4 years ago we had a baby possum in our yard with a broken foot. A wildlife rescuer, Linda, from Sky Harbour, came out and took him to be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, she moved out of the area. Please help, I don't want him to get hurt. Thanks for any help you can give me. Kathleen

My Answer: Just check my directory in your area, and I'm sure I have a competent wildlife operator listed who can help you.

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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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