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opossum. Called "Nature's Little Sanitation Engineer,” an opossum’s diet includes all types of bugs and insects as well as rodents, snails, frogs and carrion. The nocturnal opossum is also attracted to neighborhoods by the availability of water, pet food, fruit that has fallen from trees and birdseed.
When they forage at bird feeders for food, they tend to get a mouth full of seeds and chew and chew and chew. After awhile they’ll spit out a dry, compressed seed pellet about the size of an almond.
Image via WikipediaOpossums are fascinating creatures. They are the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. Like all marsupials, opossums give birth to tiny, undeveloped young. The embryos develop in the mother's womb for less than two weeks, and then the newborn opossums crawl from the birth canal to the mother's pouch, where they fasten tight to a nipple. They stay there nursing for up to 60 days.
Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, staying in one area for a few days and then moving to the next. After the babies are weaned they leave the pouch and ride on the momma’s back to each new location.
For more information on opossums go to FAQ on Opossums.
AWWW. How interesting. Thank you so much for the info. I just learn something new everyday in my new country life.