Baby Opossums

Typically, baby opossums are born during March and April and then again in July. Mom carries heropossums_june little darlings in her pouch while she forages for food at night or sleeps during the day.

If you see an adult opossum that has been killed on the road (and can pull over safely), check for babies in her pouch. Our volunteers routinely raise baby opossums that survive car accidents.

If you find a “kitten size” (or smaller) opossum, rest assured,
it’s an orphan that needs rescuing!

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