1. Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke

    Snack time for our juvenile Virginia Opossums in rehab . Opossums are termed “vital groundskeepers” in keeping pests as insects and rodents under control , even eating carrion . Naturally , a peaceful animal , but if startled and feeling an imminent threat , their 50 teeth will be exposed making them appear menacing . They also have an involuntary response as a defense known as “playing possum” . . .

  2. Gilbert the Opossum

    What am I doing? ! I’m making a nest ! Opossums use their tails to gather nesting materials like dried leaves and grasses , and carry them to their dens ! I don’t have any leaves , so I’ll just take this potty pad instead . Good thing it’s clean . -❤️Gilbert Even though Gilbert does not live in the wild , he still has wild behaviors , like this one . It’s innate . #opossum #nesting #prehens . . .