Sunday, October 10, 2010

Opossum Facts

I was at the nursing home, telling my mom about the opossum, and she asked me some questions that I couldn't answer--like..."What are they good for?" so I decided to look up opossums.  What I found made me even more happy that I had no means of killing the one I "met".  Apparently they aren't as "mean" as they look.  Anyhow, this link and others caused me to look at opossums in a whole new light.  I'll still try to keep my chickens away from them, but they (opossums) really sound like amazing animals and not the big-time predator(s) that I thought they were. 

Opossum Facts

When I did a search as to specifically whether opossums do, in fact, eat chickens, the facts were unclear.  I found many sites that said that they do, and many sites that said that they don't.  So the jury is still out on that one--I'll try to err on the side of caution and assume they do, but also consider the possibility that they might just be looking for eggs, etc...


Elizabeth A. said...

They really like cat food. We had to feed our cats inside for weeks before that stupid opossum moved on.