Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Opossums Have Super Powers!

I am the Opulent Opossum, and I approve of this message!

On Oct. 13, the Center for Biological Diversity posted a wonderful video on their Facebook page!

Click here to view it.

Consider these amazing facts about our North American opossums, Didelphis virginiana (I’ve copied these directly from the Center for Biological Diversity Facebook page):

Did you know opossums have superpowers?

Here are a few examples:

  1. An individual possum can eat 4,000 ticks in a single week, cutting down on infectious diseases like Lyme disease.
  2. They have a near-immunity to rabies.
  3. They have a total immunity to rattlesnakes, cotton mouths and other pit vipers.
  4. Their kind has been around since the time of Tyrannosaurus Rex and they likely ate dinosaur eggs.

Get more wild and weird facts about the critters all around us by joining our online network: http://ow.ly/loqL3057fCY
#opossums #possums #marsupials #fightextinction #biodiversity

And here is the video they used as a basis for their public service announcement--enjoy!

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