I have one living in my backyard, someplace. I only see it once in awhile and never with little ones.
She was slow moving and stopped to watch me when I got out to take a picture. When she stopped, one of the little guys slide down for a quick meal. She’s having trouble trying to walk and drag him at the same time.
Opossums are marsupials. The only one in North America. When the babies are born, very tiny, they find their way to the pouch where they remain for 2 1/2 to 4 months, until weaned.
I read they eat cockroaches (we have huge ones in FL called Palmetto Bugs) that are found in the palms, roof rats? don’t know what they are, but my Mother always said there were fruit rats in the woods. I don’t remember seeing any, but one year I left some tangelos on the tree and when I got home a few weeks later…they were all eaten but the outside.
So…Opossums…you are welcome to stay at our place. We’ll be watching for you.