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What's your favorite animal and why is it the possum?

>fluff
>rawr xd
>nice chomps
>immune to rabies because it's already filled to the brim with rage
>eats disease for breakfast
>buffed against snakes
>can be pets
>have skull faces to pose as cats with costumes during Halloween
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>>2542512
I wish I had two possums
>eats disease for breakfast
They literally do that, they eat their ticks.
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>>2542512
Possums are the meme animal of 2017 and probably 2018 too. Not that there's anything wrong with that. There seems to be a pattern where the internet gets obsessed with a certain type of animal for around 2 years, before moving on to the next one. Cats, foxes, honey badgers, sloths, shiba inu, goats, and now possums apparently.
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White eared opossum best opossum
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>>>/trash/
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>>2542608
They do it so much that it reduces the rates of Lyme disease for those areas
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>>2542691
The things they call "possums" in Australia are NOT the things they call "possums" in North America.
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>>2543338
(more)
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Possums are truly /ourguys/ and only faggot normies hate or fear them
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>possums
i dislike americocentrism of this board
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This thread sucks. Possums are adorable
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Had a couple baby possums wash up in my pool. I kept them warm then let them go, but I think they super die without mom to lick their dicks to make them piss.
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>>2542608
That guy went to LSU
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This seems possum like, anyone can tell me what is this?
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>>2544331
I believe that's a Brushtail Possum except Blacked.

This one is the same except hwhite.
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>>2543372
yeah they're in reaaaal danger
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>>2544331
I don't know, but he looks concerned.
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happi boi
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For real, can you keep one as a pet or it will run away as soon as you let it out?
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>>2545247
They make amazing pets actually, but only live about 4 years at the most
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Found one playing possum in the middle of the street earlier today. Put it under a tree.
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>>2545317
How can I get one in Europe? Are they expensive?
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I am American and people in my area say the 'o' in Opossum.

Anyway I think they're pretty neat when they're not eating the trash from the trash can. Here's one that was in my yard years ago.
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>>2545877
Probably. Definitely not worth the investment and risk considering the short life span.
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>>2545922
Why are people so protective again trash? Your literally throwing it away. I just attached some bricks to mine to keep them from tipping and I've never had a problem. It's a hell of a lot better than it going to a landfill
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>>2545949
1. It's a mess to clean up.
2. Opossums climb, they're going to get in whether they tip it or not.

It's not that big of an issue really, just one night a week where an opossum may or may not flip a trash can lid. I understand that "Why are people so protective of..." is a common phrase on /an/ but I don't think it applies to me not wanting to clean up scattered trash on my property.

In general I'd rather have the opossums here than not.
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little fuckers are stubborn. had to chase them and raccoons away because outdoor cats :^)
raccoons little bitches. I prod possum with bat he still wont budge
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haha I hate myself
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>>2549140
Haha I hate myself
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me on the left
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>>2549140
Haha I hate myself
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>>2549140
Haha I hate myself
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From /ck/ with love.
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Can they really be pets? I see videos and gifs all the time of people seemingly raising pet possums, but I generally assume they are either part of wildlife rehabilitation, or keeping them illegally.

I love possums, I've even petted the ones that live in our barn, but it seems sorta irresponsible to keep them as pets.
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>>2544576

Why do possums hate Wisconsin?
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>>2551265
Lactose intolerant.
They fucking hate cheese.
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>>2545971

I separate my food scraps from the trash and leave it for possum bros.

Benefits are less trash, less smelly cans and they leave things alone.

Downside is sometimes skunks want in on the game.
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>>2551296
>Downside is sometimes skunks want in on the game.
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>no discussion on how these these manicou (as they are called in my country) taste.
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>>2551824
>Sopa de Manicou, Uma Delicia
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Possums > platypus
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is ecological niche of possum same as that of a fox?
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>>2551955
No, foxes hunt larger prey (including possum). But they are both omnivorous
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>>2551085
Why from /ck/?
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>>2545922
opossum comes from the native word. Possum is the english variant of the same thing. Actually kind of interesting the origin of two words with no relation came up with similar sounding words for the same type of animal.




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