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Response to Duppers (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 10:54 AM

9. More Possum Benefits

From the National Wildlife Federation:

Opossums, sometimes referred to just as possums, are a benefit to ecosystems and a healthy environment beyond eradicating ticks. They will catch and eat cockroaches, rats and mice..
Gardeners appreciate opossumsí appetite for snails, slugs and for cleaning up over-ripe fruit and berries.

Opossums are also resistant to snake venom and actually prey on snakes, including venomous species such as copperheads and rattlesnakes. Having opossums around can minimize chances of encountering venomous species close to your home.


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