Opossums – Misunderstood Marsupial

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Opossums – Misunderstood Marsupial

Featuring David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation Naturalist

Have you ever been surprised by an opossum skittering along your fence? If you were scared or considered calling animal control, you’re not alone. But, despite their less-then-stellar reputation, opossums are a fascinating species that play an important role in their ecosystems.

In this short clip, Naturalist David Mizejewski shares some surprising opossum facts and how these misunderstood marsupials can actually benefit your own garden or yard.



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