Friday, April 26, 2019

Fact of the Day: Possum Rabies

Despite their unliked nature, opossums are actually almost immune to rabies. 

10 comments:

  1. Interesting. It might be worth it for science to discover why

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  2. Oh very interesting fact darling
    xx

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  3. I love possums. I remember seeing the possums and the babies on their backs running along the fence in my grandma's back yard.

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  4. I used to see them occasionally in the woods behind the house where I used to live, so it's good to know I was never in any danger.

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  5. I didn't know that. Good to know.

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  6. When I was a kid we had an orphaned pet possum.
    They have sharp claws as expected and when they ran up your
    bare legs - holy hell did it hurt!
    Possums are the neatest of eaters I am sure in the animal kingdom.
    Have you ever seen them hold a slice of cucumber or apple?
    They could teach junk food eaters at the Maccas etc of this world a few niceties in table manners etc.
    Colin
    PS: That mobile phone thrower at the looney NRA meeting should have practiced more - what a waste of a phone!

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  7. They really do get a bad rap just because they're so ugly.

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  8. We're supposed to have opossums here in Colorado, but I have never seen one.

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