Updated: Nov 11, 2018

Opossums are misunderstood, under-appreciated, and one of the best animals in your backyard. This episode covers everything from alcoholic opossums to the history of marsupials.

Why do opossums get hit by cars? What is the difference between an opossum and a possum? How did the opossum, a marsupial, end up in America? Did an opossum really meet the King and Queen of Spain?

Macken answers all and more on this episode of Species.

Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A1a3jRFD0b4AAsWpE1W2Bb-uwRq2f5IezAYm2Asjm0k/edit?usp=sharing

Public domain photo of an opossum in a tree, looking very cute.