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Opossums are small sized animals which are mostly found in the north and the Central America. These tiny creature generally have weight around 15 pounds and they can reach up to 76 centimeters in length. They can eat wide varieties of food such as fruits, nuts, snakes, rats, leaves, seeds, insects, mice, worms, eggs and so many other things. They can either live in the wild regions or in the urban areas depending on the food availability. They can easily survive in any kind of environment.
Opossums play many odd quirks such as using their tail to hang upside down. Out of all those the weird and the oddest thing that opossums do is to play dead. Generally, opossums are peaceful animals and thus they don’t like to fight. Because of their small size and slow movement they have fear of predators such as dogs, foxes or coyotes. Many a times they get killed by the cars as well. It is said the opossums play as dead but why it acts dead when it’s actually not dead?
Some people think that opossum is very intelligent animal and it fakes like that to protect itself. But the actually reality is that it is not in the hands of the opossum. When opossum came across any kind of predator or when they get frightened from something then involuntarily they become unconsciousness due to the shock. This effect can even last up to few hours and sometimes it ends in minutes.
It is almost impossible to tell at that time that whether the opossum is alive because the signs that it shows are completely as per a dead opossum. It fells on the ground on one side of its body. Its tongue comes out and its mouth starts drooling. Not only this, a foul smell also starts coming from it which is always a clear indication that the animal is dead. This smell is similar to the smell that comes from a decayed body. Thus, the predator thinks that the opossum has diet long before and its body has started decaying. Generally, animals like to eat fresh flesh only, so when they find that the body is decayed so they leave the idea of having opossum as their food.
Although this mechanism saves the opossum from the predators but when it comes to the humans, it actually becomes harmful for them. Where predators leave the opossum body and move ahead on their path, humans on the other hand bury them alive (thinking they are dead). Sometimes, if the opossum become unconscious on the road then they get killed by the vehicles as they run over through its body.
That’s why and that’s how opossum play dead. This defense phenomenon acts in both ways – positive and negative. Therefore, if you will come across any opossum whether dead or alive then they should be left alone because they do not pose any threat. If in case the opossum gets into your house then it is better to call wildlife control so that they can take it out from your house without any kind of harm.