What Do Opossums Eat In The Garden?

An opossum stands on top of a wooden fence

Let’s start from the position that possums are not harmful creatures and do much more good in the garden than they do harm. On the other hand, possums do like to eat, and – in addition to eating caterpillars and harmful bugs – they are tempted by some of your fruit and veggie crop.  One way to avoid this unhappy result is to resist planting the items that possoms like best. Read on to learn what opossums eat.   What Does an Opossum Eat?  The word “opossum” comes from an Algonquian word meaning “white animal,” and some say these marsupials look like white rats the size of house cats. But they are truly remarkable critters, the females bearing babies the size of bumblebees that grow in their pouch.  Possums have been around a long, long time, with ancestors present in the age of the dinosaurs. As the sole marsupial native to […]

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