Sometimes they cling to my shoulder.

Customer Opossum Email: David, Your possum pictures are just adorable! I always knew opossums were cute, but with these pictures I am sure more people would agree with me. The Wildlife Medical Clinic is actually reconstructing the website. We really appreciate the feed back. I am going to copy this e-mail to the Webmaster and the WMC managers to get approval to use the pictures. Stephen will then let you know if/ which pictures we would use. Again, these are great pictures and it is generous of you to offer. I am glad the clinic website could help, please let us know if you have any more questions. I am so glad that you thought to look us up again. We had remodeled the site and I think your adorable pictures got shuffled around and lost. I am carbon copying the webmaster as well as the clinic adviser, both will be able to work with you to see if we can use any of your pictures! I know that people often misunderstand wildlife and it is important to educate the public. We will not have time until the weekend to review the websites that you included, although I suggest your state DNR website as a resource. Thank you again, you should be hearing from someone shortly about the pictures. - WMC

My Answer: Thanks for the kind words. I'm happy to provide opossum photos for your website.

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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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