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Old 10-13-2009, 03:55 PM
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Default Possum Mom with 3 Babies

On Sept 30th, somebody brought me an opossum mom with 3 babies in a trap. She had been sitting in that trap for 2 days without food or water and tried so frantically to get out, that she was sore and bloody all over.

I put her in a free enclosure and started feeding her all the good stuff and she started to heal slowly:

Today she's looking so much better and her babies look very healthy. I'll keep her another week and then take her out to the soft release place where I will release the last 3 raccoons. That's a perfect spot for momma possum and her little ones too:

She has never even growled at me, but always shows her teeth and stands protectively over her babies. She's in a doghouse with them, so I only lift the roof up once a day to check on them when I put food down and leave them be otherwise, even though I'm so curious how she's handling all of that.

She's my first adult opossum and mom at the rescue, I usually just get the orphans.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:01 PM
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Very cool! She is a cutie
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:19 AM
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very cool indeed, Possums are one of my favorite animals.
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