Wild Kingdom is a great show, however not when it is happening in my backyard.
Yes, that is a baby hanging on for dear life on top of that wild creature. The mother just gave birth about five minutes before this picture was taken.
I saw this Opossum making her way around the pool yesterday morning and she was in “FULL PREGO WADDLE” if you can picture it.
A few minutes later she was on the fence giving birth, or so it appeared. Can you imagine birthing a boat load of little marsupials while balancing on a fence?
The best part was as the babies came out (of either the birth canal or the pouch) she kicked them off the fence (a five foot drop) to the ground. Kind of like, here comes another one, get the heck out of the way!
This was a good lesson for all the small children witnessing this joyous event. They learned life in this world, even as a marsupial, is a cold, hard place. Thanks mommy Opossum for showing your love and tenderness to our now scathed children.
However, in mommy Opossum’s defense she did make her way back down the fence to pick up her young she so heartlessly kicked to the mud not a few minutes earlier.
See those little curly tails under her belly…yeah that’s the rest of the little boogers hanging out in her pouch.
And I don’t mean to be a storm cloud on a sunny day but sadly those little babies usually end up at the bottom of our pool.
It’s not pretty people. A dead, water-logged Opossum in full rigor is not an easy feat to remove from the bottom of the deep end with a net. Trust me on that one.
I’m sorry but I am not a friend of the Opossum. Quite frankly, they scare me with their hissing sounds, long snouts and narrow braincase heads.
Oh look, she’s leaving. Bye, bye Opossum…forever, I hope.
Weird Fact: Opossums have this ramped up immune system, making them almost or totally immune to the venom of rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and pit vipors.
Okay…so they are un-killable…yikes..later dudette…and take your fifteen babies with you.
Opossums also have more teeth than any other land animal. Ummmm, get it out of here!
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