Opossums are the only marsupial (carry young in a pouch like a kangaroo) found in North America. They are 2-3 feet long and resemble a very large rat. Opossums will eat just about anything including dead animals. Opossums live in any type of urban environment, but are rarely seen.
When confronted opossums play “possum” which is a very effective defensive strategy. Opossum/human conflicts occur when opossums den in attics or crawl spaces. Opossums will occasionally wander into homes through open doors or pet doors.