Welcome these angels into your yard. Possums are by nature gentle non aggressive critters. They are probably the most beneficial of the native wildlife cleaning up dead things and rotten fruit. They are also immune to rattlesnake and viper venom, controlling those populations. You can offer your yard angels some greens, veggies, fruit, worms, bugs or even a chicken wing (with the bone) to show your appreciation.
The female has 12 teats arranged in a circle and one in the center. When mature enough, the young opossums may cling to their mother’s back when she is on the move. The average litter size is six to eight joeys, and the female may have two litters a year.