FWC: Florida Opossums Eat A Lot of Pests You Don’t Want In Your Yard
By Space Coast Daily // November 2, 2015
Of South American ancestry
Did you know that opossums are immune to the venom of rattlesnake, copperhead and cottonmouth bites?
Plus they eat a lot of pests you don’t want in your yard.
The opossums make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera.
Of South American ancestry, they entered North America following the connection of the two continents.
Their unspecialized biology, flexible diet, and reproductive habits make them successful colonizers and survivors in diverse locations and conditions.
Opossums can be found throughout North America, but are considered an invasive species in place such as Southern Ontario and British Columbia.
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