You’d be surprised to learn how many times we get phone calls from customers who want us to remove a “dead” opossum from their property. It usually turns out that the critter isn’t dead at all; it’s simply “playing possum” in an effort to ward off potential predators. This is an involuntary, totally instinctive reaction that causes the opossum to lose consciousness, providing a very realistic impression of a deceased animal.
A “live” opossum can pose a threat to property owners. Opossums are opportunistic scavengers, so they’ll take advantage of just about any food source they can find on your property. A natural animal repellent can often provide an effective opossum control solution.
More Interesting Opossum Facts
- One of the most commonly-found opossum species in the U.S. and Canada is the Virginia opossum. This is the only opossum that is a marsupial, meaning it has a pouch for carrying its