Tripod opossum dances into our hearts: A recent recovery mission turned into a surprise rescue. At Peace River Wildlife Center we often get calls about injured wildlife that we are pretty sure there is no hope of saving. We got just such a call a few days ago. A lady found a Virginia opossum at the end of her driveway. She assumed it had been hit by a car, but was afraid to touch it to further assess its injuries. Apparently she does not read my columns or she .....
With their large and varied diet, the possum will keep your property cleaned of most things we humans do not want around our homes. They have earned the title of "Sanitation Engineer". In spite of their smaller brain ratio to body size they are known to be smarter than dogs, and more like a pig, the smartest of the farm animals.