Opossums are the only marsupial found in the United States and in Canada, meaning, when a opossum gives birth the babies crawl into the mother’s pouch and continue to grow from there. Opossums can give birth to up to 20 baby opossums, but usually only half make it to the pouch.
Opossums are scavengers! They will come around your home mainly looking for scraps of food or to go through your garbage can.
Have you ever heard the expression “playing opossum”? It’s a real thing! Opossums are famous for “playing opossum.” When a opossum feels threatened by another animal or even person, the opossum will flip on to it’s side, extend it’s tongue, and stare into space or shut it’s eyes, giving the appearance it is dead so the animal or person will leave it alone.