Oh, The Opossum!

Virginia Opossum (photo by Chuck Tague)
Virginia Opossum (photo by Chuck Tague)

My blog about rabies prompted a comment from Joyce Peronne about the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana).

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.

Oh, the opossum!


(photo by Chuck Tague)

3 thoughts on “Oh, The Opossum!

  1. Thank you ! And president Benjamin Harrison had Two pet opossums, Mr. Reciprocity and Mr. Protection! Love that you help to spread some possum sunshine !

    1. Joyce …. so you’re just going to leave us hanging here? You’re not going to tell us why they had those names?

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