Appearance: This animal typically has gray fur, a long hairless tail, hairless ears and a pointed face.
Size: Opossums are marsupials that are reminiscent of large rats. They are normally the size of a medium house cat, standing at two to three feet long, but can be bigger or smaller depending on the specific species.
Feeds on: These animals are known for eating just about anything, with their most common diet staple being dead and decaying animals. They are also known for eating fruits, insects, frogs and birds.
Nests: hollow trees, crawlspaces, under houses, attics, garages and under porches
Concerns: These animals are typically not aggressive, however if they feel threatened they will hiss, growl and flash their teeth, or faint and “play dead” for a up to several hours. Issues with opossums nesting on your property include: breeding, entering your home looking for food, making a mess on your property with their droppings, feeding in your garden and fighting with your animals. Opossums also commonly carry infectious diseases and can be infested with lice, ticks and mites.