are you my mommy?

you are my mommy

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Three or four weeks ago, K received a call about a baby possum. It seemed that the mother had died and the finders could only locate this one baby. They brought it to the house and K’s been raising it ever since. Apparently, she’s doing a good job. She (the possum, not K) started off at 23g and is now around 80g. The picture above is her clinging to K while sleeping. Note, this is not good rehab practice, but an individual baby possum is a lonely animal.  🙁  Fortunately, the possum should “re-wild” as it grows up.

In her more active times, she’s crawling around all over the place, including the top of her aquarium:

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4 Comments

  1. Chrissy said,

    October 4, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

    awww, that thing is sooo C.U.T.E!!! I want it already! But im not asking 4 it, obziously it loves you ALOT already (i get thhat because of the photo) I never thought that possims were cute but this picture and what u wrote changed my mind completly!

  2. Chrissy said,

    October 4, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    ps.. wut is it’s name??

  3. Mary said,

    March 30, 2009 @ 12:11 am

    I found what I think is a baby possum in my apartment building laundry room. He seems really sweet but I’m scared my neighbors may not think so. Who should I call? I just want him to be safe.
    -Mary

  4. Paul said,

    May 16, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    Hello,
    I recently came across a baby possum. Not sure where the mother is. It’s very young, almost new born?? Trying to figure out how and what to feed it. I tried warm milk from an eye dropper but it doesn’t seem too interested in it. Any ideas you have would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Paul

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