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Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make us smile. Sometimes it’s videos of dogs being reunited with their companions, sometimes it’s cats being cats, and sometimes it’s a rescued possum enjoying a piece of pizza. There is little context to the video, which comes from NC Wildlife Rehab, except that this possum really enjoys pizza — and no one better try to take it away.

Many people see possums in a bad light, thinking of them as dirty and disgusting. But they’re far from it. In fact, possums are sweet and adorable. Possums are a common backyard animal but people often don’t know how to deal with them … and people who don’t know often are prone to react in the worst ways possible. Here are some ways to deal with any possums you might see. And if pizza isn’t your thing, here’s a video of baby possums eating watermelon.

This sweet possum is ready to protect its pizza from anything. Another reminder that animals aren’t so different from us after all. Next time you see a possum, just remember that they aren’t gross or scary and they don’t want to hurt us. Mostly, they just want to enjoy yummy treats like we do.

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0 comments on “This Rescued Possum Guarding a Slice of Pizza is All of Us (VIDEO)”

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7 Months Ago

My sister who was a volunteer at an animal rescue center in California said possums are really sweet animals. They do hiss at you because they\'re scared but she said they are really nice little animals. It\'s really too bad people see them as giant rodents.

01 Aug 2017

What exactly do you have against rodents? You should look into rats and mice as well and you will learn that they are really sweet animals as well!

7 Months Ago


7 Months Ago

Possums are great fun. They only bite when they are terrified. As a homo sapiens myself, I am terrified by many members of my own animal species, so I can see where a frightened little feller might bite........

7 Months Ago

Yeah- go ahead and try and take it- little f-er will have the tip of your finger for an appetizer

Jeff Biss
7 Months Ago

Possums are the best!


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