What Do Opossums Eat?
· Opossums are omnivorous
· Their diet consists of dead animals, mice, rats, snails, slugs, frogs, ground eggs, worms, birds, snakes, grass and small animals.
· They are great scavengers and are attracted to homes that leave pet food outside.
· When consuming small animals, the opossum will eat the bones to satisfy their need for large amounts of calcium.
· Opossums have 50 teeth, sharp claws, grey to black fur with a white face, hairless ears, and a long hairless, pink tail.
· People often mistake them for a large rat but opossums are not rodents, they are marsupials.
· Opossums have opposable thumbs on their rear feet, which aids in their amazing ability to climb into attics and up trees.