The rare double catch - but I did not double my fees.

Customer Opossum Email: I have a neighbor who feeds opossums and squirrels. She claims she is a certified possum person...LOL…anyway, these opossums and squirrels are becoming a nuisance in my back yard as the opossums are eating all my apricots from my trees. I tried to reason with this neighbor not to feed these animals but she is the type that feels she needs to feed wild animals as she needs o keep them alive. She has been feeding over five opossums and feeds these animals in the front yard. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks, Steven

My Answer: It's not good for the wildlife to feed them! It may be fun for her, but it ultimatey hurts the animals. Unfortunately, there's often no way to reason with a person like that.

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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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