Opossum Printable Craft


Having grown up near several farms, there was never a short abundance of opossums. They were the stuff of nightmares to my 10-year-old self. Of course, I only saw them threatened and scared – hissing and snapping their long teeth. We saw a tame(ish) opossum at an animal exhibit during a children’s festival last year. When they aren’t hissing and angry, they can be quite cute.

Lorelai was happy to see this printable waiting for her a few days ago… especially since she’s the one that requested it! She chose to paint her opossum a sparkly gray. It turned out really cute! Print below and enjoy!

Open Opossum Printable

Facts About Opossums

  • Opossums, commonly known as ‘possums’, are the only marsupial (pouched mammal) found in North America.
  • Opossums give birth to up to 20 tiny young that immediately crawl to the mother’s pouch where they continue to grow and develop.
  • Opossums are scavengers and often raid garbage cans, dumpsters, and roadkill. They also like to eat mice, insects, birds, worms, snakes, and even chickens.
  • Opossums are famous for “playing possum” – when they feel threatened, theey flop onto their sides and pretend to be dead until they get an opportunity to escape.
  • Opossums are great tree climbers. Their long claws help dig into the bark.
  • To read more about opossums, please go here

Video About Opossums

Books With Opossums

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One Comment

  1. Love the Opossum! Hard to find possie things. I’m a rehabber, I have 4 due to release soon. Great site. Thanks 🙂

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