Did you know that possums are resistant to rabies, though not immune?
On Throw Back Thursday, click the links to read more amazing facts about this underappreciated mammal.
- Possums have 50 teeth in their small mouths. We have 32.
- They eat ticks! A single opossum can eat 5,000 ticks in one season.
- Their ears and tails are prone to frostbite.
- They walked here from South America across the land bridge at Panama. Possums are still walking northward.
- Possum babies are the size of honeybees when they’re born. They crawl to their mother’s pouch to grow up.
Oh, the opossum!
(photo by Chuck Tague)