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Known in popular culture for their tendency to play dead, opossums actually involuntarily lose consciousness in the face of danger. Though they first attempt to defend themselves with their sharp teeth and claws, the marsupials fall unconscious during losing battles and secrete foul smells from their anal glands meant to mimic the odor of rotting corpses. Opossums are widely considered pests, but nuisance populations are easy to subdue as they are not officially protected by law.
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Opossums are generally about the size of house cats. They measure between 2 and 3 feet long and weigh no more than 15 pounds. Adept climbers, opossums have oddly shaped hind feet with opposable thumbs. Other distinguishing features include their long, pointed snouts, fierce, dark eyes, and hairless prehensile tails. Males are generally larger than females.
Opportunistic foragers, opossums are omnivorous and enjoy a diverse diet. They eat anything from trash to carrion. Some of their favorite meals include snakes, frogs, birds, eggs, berries, nuts, fruits, and various other forms of vegetation.
Native to North America, opossums are highly adaptable and now live in a range of climates. In the wild, they prefer to live under natural cover and are frequently seen in the tree tops. Unless a mother opossum is tending to her offspring, the animals prefer to live alone.