Opossums

TWRC Wildlife Center will accept opossums. The Virginia opossum, commonly known as the North American opossum, is a marsupial found in North America. It is the only marsupial found north of Mexico. In the United States, it is typically referred to simply as a possum. The breeding season for the Virginia opossum can begin as early as December and continue through October with most infants born between the months of February and June. A female opossum may have 1-3 litters per year that contain 16-20 babies. The life span of this animal is 2-4 years. These animals are mostly found in people’s backyards with the neighborhood cats! Opossums get along with cats well, but they don’t get along with dogs.

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