Opossums are nocturnal animals that are not often seen by most people. They are known for emitting a terrible hiss or shriek when angry and even have razor sharp teeth. The one thought that doesn’t cross your mind if you see an opossum is “Oh, how cute!” Opossums can get into a lot of trouble around the neighborhood.

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One of the places they will look for food is in the trash, which means they leave behind a rather large mess sometimes. Then, of course, we know they are famous for playing dead.

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If you have ever seen that happen, you would be amazed! My dog and I ran across an opossum once and seeing him play dead was fascinating!

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My dog was completely fooled and wasn’t interested anymore! Several minutes later, the opossum got up and walked off. But one thing good about opossums is that they like ticks.

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