Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. CTC Animal Rides has a wide breadth of animals that we have worked with. This leads us to have a bit of information on just about any critter we encounter. This week we will point a little bit of that attention to the good old opossum.

The opossum is a native of North America. They enjoy hanging out in trees, hollow logs, and whatnot. They also like wet areas like swamps, streams and marshes. An Opossum is a curious animal to me in that it has 50 teeth. I guess it always says a mouthful eh? Heh heh. The Opossum is nocturnal so it has really good sight. What you might see as big black eyes, science would call a largely dilated pupil. The better to see you with Red Riding Hood!

The Opossum Has A Big Menu

The Opossum is an omnivore. It enjoys rodents, insects, snails, fruit, dog food, I guess what I am saying here is that it will pretty much eat anything that it thinks might be tasty. It will dive in a dumpster without hesitation and while I won’t pretend to tell you I know why they do that I can tell you that they have very strong immune systems to toxins. The opossum has a very strong immunity to rabies. It is also almost completely immune to the snake venom produced by rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and other venomous snakes. So garbage food? Meh, no biggie mate!

The opossum has a trope of interesting facts that we can share with you. Bringing CTC Animal Rides to your event opens a new world of animal filled learning and adventure to your guests. Give us a call and let’s discuss how we can help you have a “wild” time. Talk to you all next week. Cheers!