Shop our Opossum Gifts Store at Anwo.com Animal World including opossum plush stuffed animal toys, finger puppets, toy miniature replica (shown in video) and Opossum crossing sign.
Most people have encountered opossum along the road usually at night, maybe in the backyard, or possibly sometimes in a garage or in rare cases in a house. Opossums are not a popular animal however they serve an extremely important part in the life cycle and web of life. Opossum are a very unique animal the United States and are a special part of our animal education. The opossum has the unique distinction of being the only North America Continent's only marsupial, meaning females have a pouch near their bellies to carry and nurse their babies. In that special way opossums are similar to Kangaroos. Opossums are generally about the size of a large house cat, with grayish fur, dark eyes, long tails, and pointed noses. Opossums are omnivorous meaning they eat both meat and plant foods. They feed primarily on insects, rodents, fruits and vegetables. They do not live very long lives as they are have few defenses and have many predators. Personally we have witnessed Opossums drinking water from our bird bath, and carrying babies on it's back along the fence line. Both encounters were at night at most encounters with opossums tend to be during the quietest hours of very late night.
The Eagle Logo shown above left is not only our national bird it is the symbol of our nation. The eagle soars over it's world and looks down on the world from far above. The eagle can watch the world far below, however, the eagle cannot influence the environment over which it tries to survive. We as people have an impact on all things around us, the land, the sea and in the air. The eagle with be able to observe and experience first hand whether we choose to take care of our world and it's animals or continue in our current path that will seriously jepordize the future of this beautiful world for all animals, our children and our children's children. Take it upon yourself to do your part for the world it's animals. Work to make your part the world a better place. Leave your part of the world better than you found it, improve it environmentally. Do this for all in the future and you will be be giving the world the greatest gift of all, a beautiful future. The eagle is watching.