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Possum Eating Strawberry

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  1. Cute video!

    However, I need to point something out.

    In the description, you say that opossums can’t get rabies. This isn’t true. Any warm blooded animal can get rabies (and apparently even a few cold blooded ones, though it’s rare).

    However, it’s very rare for opossums to get rabies. Nevertheless, I think it’s important to be truthful about these things so people don’t make bad decisions around wild animals. All wild animals have a risk of carrying rabies, thus you should respect their space.

  2. You are correct, it is extremely rare and at the time I had no idea so many people were going to view this video. I meant no deception about it, When I last checked I found there was one documented case in 2006, although there may be others by now. Thank you for writing.

  3. If there ever was a tradition of expressing how much you love food by loud chomping, this possum would win hands down. Do you ever hold it in your lap?!?

  4. Very cute and very different to the possums we have here in Australia. We’re not allowed to keep them though, unless we get a special licence from Parks and Wildlife. I’d love to have a Ringtail. 🙂

  5. What I find creepy about possums (and raccoons) is that they can grab things with their paws. That makes them more human-like than cats or dogs. And that tail is kind of icky. But apart from that – so cute!

  6. Oh sure, but really not much of a lap possum, likes to ride on your shoulder. But the number one thing is to get in the big chair and squeeze in between you and the arm and go to sleep. And she snores too. Thanks for writing.

  7. Come around the side of your house and suddenly meet the giant possum thats been living beneath your floorboards, THEN tell me they can’t be aggressive. They can be extremely dangerous when surprised, and they aren’t even tame-able. Feed a cute one snacks, have at it. But don’t pretend they make great pets.

  8. A giant possum, define giant, size of a lion perhaps…….extremely dangerous when surprised, no kidding, well that goes for me too,….tame-able, did you even try, perhaps 30 seconds isn’t enough time….. and one more, I’m not pretending, they make great pets, just like a cat or dog, get them young. An adult cat or dog growing up without human contact would be difficult to tame or trust. Be sensible about this, not ignorant.

  9. Giant, as in full grown. Not like a lion, be a little more sarcastic, eh? You want me to take the wild, grown-up, hissing, angry possum I surprised and tame it? Stop joking around. „Get them young“ and sure, you might end up with a tame animal. Where did I say I rounded a corner and surprised some adorable, tame-able baby possums? Nowhere. And adult cats are rather easy to tame, if you don’t force things on them. Being „sensible“ about the real risk of the animal is responsible, thx.

  10. I do enjoy our back & forth, civil mind you, unlike some posters, Now full grown or adult is much better than giant. Angry, I wouldn’t say angry, I would say defensive, In the possum mind you are the threat, you are the giant, and may try to eat it, to the possum of course. They get attacked all the time in the wild. And feral cats are not that easy to tame if you can catch one, perhaps trap, but you will not just pick one up. I would not pick up a wild adult possum, thats not what this is. k

  11. Well of course it sees me as a threat, I’m 125lbs bigger and 5 feet taller than it is. Not to mention I was walking with my dog at the time. I’m not even saying you can’t tame them, but in the scale of things, possums are not „pets,“ the same as squirrels and raccons aren’t. You can domesticate things like rabbits, its all about social structure.

    My parents have a feral cat that tamed quite nicely, thats why I said that. It was actually injured and they brought it to the vet and then home.

  12. I’ve always wanted a possum but I could never find a breeder that will import to my state. Plus I don’t know how to respond to their „dead“ technique. I think I would be afraid how to handle it should it play dead. I know it takes awhile before they get back up but I’m very paranoid. I’d be crying and thinking it’s really dead and how it’s my fault. So I’m perfectly fine with getting a raccoon one day.

  13. wow it really liked to put the whole thing in at once! i thought it was going to take bites like a squirrel, idk why i thought that but it was very interesting to watch it eat. i could see it was really enjoying it! lol – what an interesting animal and quite beautiful. i was thinking its ugly, but when i opened the video – its really quite beautiful. i see you are petting it like a cat - interesting that its so open to being petted. it seemed like it wanted another one lol

  14. How does someone get to keep a Possum at home as a pet? Are these adorable creatures sold in the USA in pet shops, or are the ones kept at home rescued animals?

  15. @arod84

    He probably plays guitar or a similar instrument, for certain picking styles, growing out your nails, particularly in pick-like shape/fashion is very helpful.

  16. Nice of you to delete comments you don’t like. Also nice of you to insinuate I can’t take care of my dog because I mentioned possums often carry fleas and ticks. You’ve never heard of Frontline, apparently.

  17. It is my channel, I can do as I please. We were taking up way too much space with our little 500 letter back and forth. I did not block you from commenting, keep it decent and your free to say whatever. I am sure you take care of your dog, but it still gets those pest on it outside, it’s like this, you do the best you can, and that is all you can do for our little friends. And of course I’ve heard for frontline but we use capstar on the possum. ever try that, seriously, works great.

  18. Taking up too much space? Its digital information, not hard copy. You deleted my comments because you didn’t like me disagreeing with you, nothing more. You may as well block people if you’re going to delete all the comments you don’t like.

    I really didn’t appreciate your insinuating I don’t take care of my dog. It was rude. Even if I don’t think possums are pets, I didn’t insinuate you couldn’t care for it properly. So I’m going to end this here, since you’ll just delete these comments anyway.

  19. I didnt say you didnt take care of it, I said that it like any other animal exposed to the outside get fleas and ticks, your dog included by default, even with frontline, it has them for a time, how long does it take for a disease to take hold, I dont know. your the one that said they were the disease carriers, not me.

  20. I am feeding 6th generations of possums, indirectly I suppose. I feed stray and abandoned cats, Possums (and two adult raccoons) come to feed on the cat food. I just noticed a new 12″ long baby possum coming in at night to feed. It has been 4+ years and I have been keeping track. They are kinda cute if they are fed well. The only thing that bothers me is their tail. Very rat like. I have no issues with them. BTW, they also like to defecate in the cat’s sleeping quarters, not nice.

  21. Good to hear, not about the cats quarters, but that your kind enough to help them make ends meet. We have 3 wild ones make a regular routine for some food and a new raccoon. They do not show up at the same time or either wait there turn in the pecking older. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I get asked that a lot, but actually I don’t play. They do come in handy for other things though. Wife says I give the greatest back scratch..ha. Thanks for writing.

  23. I was brought here by the posting of this video at dlisted.com. I also love the „smacksmacksmack“ noises the possie makes eating the strawberry. Those jaws made short work of the berry.

  24. Where I am, opossums are protected by law – and are wildlife that live at the top of trees, under bushes, in patio cabinets, hiss and spit and growl if disturbed, and scare the living s–t out of you if you happen to cross their path at 4 in the morning. 😛

  25. Just curious but where do you live? I think it’s illegal to keep pet possums where I am. I found a baby possum in my garage about a month ago, but it acted pretty defensively :/

  26. Opossums are marsupials, or pouched mammals. Marsupials carry young in a pouch on the abdomen of the female. Relatives include the koala and kangaroo. The opossum holds the distinction of being North America’s only marsupial. Thanks for writing.

  27. Hi tracy, its a girl, i can almost tell most of them, the females seem to have broader/fuller heads than the males, The males seem to be narrower and the ears on a male look as though they stand up more. One other observation is the male is a bit more nervous. This is only my opinion but I’ve seen quite a few.
    Thanks for writing. I am going to post more of her shortly, check back.

  28. It took some getting use to, but their tails are very useful, in fact they use them to gather leaves for their nest as well as aiding in climbing down trees. Had a wild one on the porch the other night with a mass of leaves held securely in its tail while it fed. The tail is not scaly but is rather soft compared to what it looks like and has very fine hair on it too. Thanks for writing.

  29. We got her when she was very small, never has bit anyone, they are not aggressive except when threatened, and then it is only in defense of its own life. She likes being petted, is very gentle and soft too. thanks for writing.

  30. We got her when she was very small, never has bit anyone, they are not aggressive except when threatened, and then it is only in defense of its own life. She likes being petted, is very gentle and soft too. thanks for writing.

  31. We got her when she was very small, never has bit anyone, they are not aggressive except when threatened, and then it is only in defense of its own life. She likes being petted, is very gentle and soft too. thanks for writing.

  32. We shared your video on our FB wall. VERY cute!
    Possum facts:
    1) North America’s only native marsupial (pouch babies)
    2) Their metabo
    lisms are so slow that the CANNOT carry rabies
    3) They are fantastic for getting rid of mice and snakes and will clean up dead fruit off the ground without harming fruit on a tree
    4) They travel up to five miles each night. They do not „stay“ in places. They do not „live at your house“ or „in your tree“… they are constantly traveling.

  33. We shared your video on our FB wall. VERY cute!
    Possum facts:
    1) North America’s only native marsupial (pouch babies)
    2) Their metabo
    lisms are so slow that the CANNOT carry rabies
    3) They are fantastic for getting rid of mice and snakes and will clean up dead fruit off the ground without harming fruit on a tree
    4) They travel up to five miles each night. They do not „stay“ in places. They do not „live at your house“ or „in your tree“… they are constantly traveling.

  34. Too bad someone didn’t put one through yours. Hey, this is a happy video, it makes most normal people smile when they watch it. No one here wants to hear your shit, Go take your blood letting somewhere else, fuckin prick. And by the way, your pussy dogs started it, not the possum.

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