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Let's face it, opossums aren't pretty — and they have up to 50 needle-like teeth. These nocturnal marsupials are common east of the Rockies and along the West coast. They like forested areas with streams or swamps nearby, although like raccoons, they are increasingly found in urban areas. Although their favored food is road kill (which they often become because of their nighttime activity), opossums will also partake of fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes and corn. And like raccoons, they rummage through trash cans. If you see a mauled tomato or corn plant with fruit missing, an opossum might be your culprit.
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Last updated: 1/23/19
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