I can’t stand possums because they’re ugly and slow and have a tendency to surprise you in the dark. Mind you, I’m talking about nasty-looking New World “opossums” and not the cuter Old World “possums.” This woman found one hiding in her closet and considered it a monster -until she found out that this critter had a litter. I have to admit that empathy for a fellow mom changes one’s attitude- even mine. (via Neatorama)
One night the dog was barking like crazy, and I went out to find him all the way at the back of the yard by the lemon tree. I shined a flashlight, and there was a possum with all its teeth bared. I looked it up and they have something like 56 teeth, all of them looking very sharp. Also, one died under our house, and animal control didn't want to come out. Finally two men came out, took a look into the crawl space, and said they wouldn't touch it. I called again, and they sent out two women who cleaned up the whole mess.
I don't know what part of the world you would call Australia, but we have the cutest possums. However the New Zealanders aren't impressed with them, as they were introduced there and are considered a pest.
I've seen the possums from Australia, and they are the cutest critters, like European possums! The American "opossums" are completely different.
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