Expert Opossum Removal in Kingwood Texas
Kingwood TX Opossum Removal
The Critter Team provides expert opossum removal, opossum control, opossum trapping, opossum exclusion and opossum relocation services for residential, commercial and industrial locations. Opossums are omnivorous animals that eat everything from small mammals, insects, amphibians and earthworms to vegetables, berries, apples and corn. They even eat rattlesnakes. It turns out that opossums are actually immune to rattlesnake venom.
Opossums are nocturnal animals that adapt easily to new environments. They generally wander in solitary fashion through open and wooded habitats in rural and suburban areas. They tend to use abandoned dens, woodpiles, crawl spaces, sheds, porches, decks and other convenient structures for shelter. Opossums rely on their unique naked, prehensile tail to swim and climb. The reproductive habits of the opossum are also unique among mammals. Mama possums give birth to two or three litters each year. An average litter consists of seven tiny baby possums. Believe it or not, a newborn opossum is no bigger than a navy bean. Similar to a kangaroo, the young possums spend their first 60 days of their life nursing in their mother’s pouch.
Speaking of animals with pouches, The Virginia opossum is the only marsupial that resides in North America. Opossums are considered to be shy and harmless animals, but they will hiss and bare their teeth when threatened. They have 50 teeth, more than any other North American mammal. Finally, possums are best known, of course, for “playing possum.” The animal pretends to be dead by rolling over, opening its mouth, shutting its eyes and going totally limp. Sometimes they will even let their tongue hang out and drool. This unique defense strategy is intended to deceive predators.