Opossum Removal
Opossum Removal
Opossum Trapping
Opossum Trapping

Opossums

Opossums removal

Description:

Adult opossums are the size of a house cat with coarse, grizzled grayish fur. They have a long, scaly tail, ears without fur, and a long, pointed snout with a pink nose.

Fun Facts:

  • Breeding Period: February – March
  • Gestation Period: 12-13 days
  • Litter Size: Average is 9, young remain in the mother’s pouch for 8 weeks
  • Adult weight: 6 – 12 lb.
  • Adult length: 10 – 16 in.
  • Food: Omnivorous including carrion, insects, fish, reptiles, eggs,fruits, vegetables and nuts
  • North America’s only marsupial

Habitat and Habits:

Opossums are nocturnal and solitary animals.  Their ideal habitat is one with woods, wetlands, and farmland. They typically build their dens near water in a wooded region. However, opossums have adapted to the increase in house development and will take shelter anywhere it can to stay dry and safe from predators. It often takes shelter in previous dens used by other animals, brush piles, tree holes or openings under old buildings. An opossum may hiss and show its teeth when threatened, but more commonly it will roll over and lay still, playing dead until danger passes.

Common Problems:

Opossums will take up shelter under decks, sheds, porches, and deserted dens left by other wildlife.  Opossums may also enter homes through pet door or open garage doors. They will also disturb garbage cans and compost piles like their raccoon friends.

It is against the State of Ohio’s law to release or relocate any animal on the land(s) of another without a written permit from the landowner. Our wildlife specialists are available to safely remove these creatures from your property, so don’t hesitate to call Jay @ (513) 479-7271.

To learn more about Wildlife Removal Services’ animal removal and animal damage repair services, visit our Services Page.

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