I Have a Thing About Possums

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    Don't Know Why,

    but I am fond of possums. Our local nature center had an old one (it was two years old; that's ANCIENT for a possum). It was one of the sweetest things I've ever met. Completely benign and cuddly. Found one at my boarding stable the other day. They are pretty doofusy. This one...
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2008

    Talk About Creepy!!!

    One dark summer night, I was sitting out on the front porch. I have 2 cats.....one is gray and the other is multi-color. Well, all I could see was a gray animal coming up the steps. I thought it was my gray cat coming up to eat. Instead....I saw this weird body with a slinky...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2007


    ... I am terrified of them.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

    Oh my god Are You Serious ???

    lol really you guys like them I just moved to a different city hollister to be exact and its more like not urban and well anyways we have possumsand there a nusense I havent seen one up close only well the only time I seen one was when it crossed the street and was walking along...
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2010

    I Save Possums!

    I live in an area that has recently started developing at a fast rate and because of that I get a lot of wild animals that come into my neighborhood. Possums are quite a common visitor but they have very unusual reactions to being moved from their space. I've found about three in...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2007

    Not Playing Dead

    One summer when I left the door open an opossum invited itself in. When I closed the door and tried to go to sleep later I heard rustling. Finally I saw the pointy nose looking at me when I turned on the light - it was too afraid to emerge but bold enough not to hide. I talked to...
    freeed freeed
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2011

    I Miss You, Spike!

    i had a pet opossum when i was 15 or 16. he was precious to me. my friend found a bunch of babies near the road and their mother had been killed by a motorist so she took them home. well, her toddler got a hold of one and before we could stop her she threw this poor little...
    juggalove juggalove
    31-35, F
    May 11, 2010

    They. Freak. Me. Out.

    The first time I saw a possum, I thought it was a giant rat from the bowels of hell, and I screamed (embarrassingly) like a banshee.  Once it was explained to me what they were, and that they were essentially harmless (ahem, I knew that), I started to wonder why their...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 24, 2007


    Possums are lovely, for the most part. A bit of a PROBLEM when they decide to move in, but it's hardly their fault that humans make their nests with what looks like an upstairs appartment reserved for possums. Plus, you got to give anything with a built-in pocket a bit of cred...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2007

    I help with the rehabilitation of these little

    creatures, and they have stole my heart!
    Emmy508 Emmy508
    31-35, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    One Of My Favorite Animals.

    They're so cute. I hate when people think they're "giant, diseased rats" they're actually in the marsupial family; related to kangaroos. Not rats. And as for diseased? they're a lot more resistant to rabies than most other wild animals. I think possums are lovely, lovely...
    starnostarr starnostarr
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2010
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