An opossum is definitely an animal to pity. It suffers from several kinds of image problems. Most times these poor creatures are perceived as dirty, scavenging, giant rats rather than cute creatures of the wild. If you find yourself on the other side of the divide i.e. you hate them, you will certainly need to change your views as you are bound to find this video to be heartwarming.
This marsupial has no doubt, a set of uncommon characteristics that can transform your aversion into affection. Contrary to the belief of some people, opossums are not that vulnerable to rabies. In fact, research has shown that they are eight times less liable to get infected with rabies than wild dogs.
https://youtu.be/NV_PPxtO0c0This is a story of five baby opossums that were barely a week old when their mother was killed in Brazil. In fact, the barely knew their mum as their eyes were still closed when she passed away. Luckily, a Good Samaritan woman stumbled upon them and out of pity and compassion; she took them in to take cater for them. This was not an easy job at all as she had to tube feed them at almost every 2 hours to ensure that they are in good condition.
To her greatest surprise, these innocent marsupials were able to pull through and survived their infant stage of life. In the house where they now live, lives a matured dog. Normally, this kind of creatures and dogs do not get along so well. But it’s quite surprising to see that this dog has never been a threat to them. In fact, she had committed herself to becoming the mother they never had and helping them to feel the love and care they require to survive.
When her dog began acting like their mother, the woman was surprised. She had to leave them to her as she began nurturing them as if they were her own puppies. Whenever they go on walks this dog always allows the baby opossums to hold on to her fur while she carried them around. This is the same way possum mums behave; they often carry their children on their backs.
She seems to be adapting perfectly to the lifestyles of her newly adopted children. With the help they get from their new mum, these possums are doing just fine and striving well.
What do you think?