Opossums have 50 teeth, sharp claws, grey to black fur with a white face, hairless ears, and a long hairless, pink tail. People often mistake them for a large rat but opossums are not rodents, they are marsupials. Opossums have opposable thumbs on their rear feet, which aids in their amazing ability to climb into attics and up trees. Opossums are immune to venom from rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes we find here in Tennessee. Opossums are also not likely to carry rabies due to their lowered body temperature. Opossums are nocturnal which means they are mostly active at night. If you see an opossum out during the daytime it may have a food source that is unavailable at night.
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A huge shout-out and THANKS to Jeff and Layne for taking care of our possum issues so quickly. My wife and I had company over a few weeks ago and low and behold, a possum begins climbing down our wisteria tree a few feet away. After we got the women calmed down, we quickly decided to go inside. The next morning I called Wild Things and Layne was at our house in a few minutes. Oh my gosh…over the next 10 days, we captured 6 possums, all siblings. Who knows what happened to the mama, but she was definitely gone. I had an entire family of possums living under my deck and did not even know it. The team of Jeff and Layne are the best. Don’t waste anymore of your time searching the web for other animal removal experts. Wild Things Wildlife Removal is definitely your stopping point. There is no doubt in my mind that Jeff and Layne will take care of whatever needs to be done.