The opossum (Dedelphis virginianus) is a nocturnal animal that is common throughout Connecticut. Many people have seen an opossum walking the roadways at night and are familiar with the animal. They are the only marsupial (pouched animal) in the state and a long, slender, prehensile tail allows opossums to hang from trees. Though not typically a cause for nuisance complaint, opossums can and do create trouble in homes, sheds, barns, chicken coops, etc. from time to time. Opossums are omnivorous and while their wild diets vary considerably, they can and do get into flower gardens, fruit trees, garbage cans, etc.
If you believe you have an unwelcome opossum residing on your property,
Please give PAWS a call at 860-840-3237.