Benefits of Opossums

Some people think having Opossums around are a nuisance, however it is just the opposite. Having Opossums near your home have many benefits. Did you know that they are extremely good groomers? in fact they kill more the 95% of the ticks that try to feed on them. They will catch and eat cockroaches, mice, rats, and ticks! They are also resistant to snake venom so having one around can greatly reduce chances of having venomous species close to your home. If Opossums are encountered they will either play dead or freeze and not be able to move. Some people might think that if they just freeze they are rabid, but Opossums are also immune to rabies adding yet another benefit to having them around. So if you see one just let it be and do its thing.

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