by: Possum Possee ..A Virginia opossum female may have as many as 25 babies, but she usually will have between seven to eight. The reason opossums have so many babies to insure that some of them survive. Like most marsupials, opossums are very small when they are born - about the size of a navy bean. The babies climb up the mother's fur and into her pouch where they find a teat.
Opossum: eats almost everything, mammal, can reach 2,5 ft or 76 cm at lenght, more than 60 species, inhabitates in United States and Canada, they are scavengers and often visits human houses, they are immune to rabies, has partial or total immunity to some snakes.