This is Mr Peanut The Opossum Paul, our chatter and viewer bugmoms unbelievably lovable possum when he was about 5 months old.
He had made his nest in her bathroom cupboard.
He lived a long and pampered life till the very old age (for possums)of 3 years 3 months.
Opossum's live 2-3 yrs in captivity, 1-1.5 in the wild. They age rapidly though and don't generally make it past the first year out in the wild. Dogs, cars, people, highest causes of death , in that order.
He was found as a tiny baby, smaller than a cat's toy mouse, and was
too personable to be released and became an "educator."
"He was as sweet as he was adorable too, a wonderful animal."