Mama Possum at Full Capacity

Female Virginia opossum with a full pouch (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

1 July 2022

By mid June Mama Possum looks very “pregnant” though it’s merely that her pouch is full of growing babies.

Eventually the babies are too large to fit inside so they travel on top.

Momma opossum with babies on her back (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

The whole family looks vulnerable. How can this be safe when a fox shows up?

Perhaps they all play dead.

(photos from Wikimedia Commons)

2 thoughts on “Mama Possum at Full Capacity

  1. I love this animal, so interesting in many ways. Thanks Kate, I hope you are enjoying the summer!!

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