If there was a wildlife Mama-of-the-Year award, this mama would get my vote!
Check out this video of a mama opossum in Wisconsin carrying 12 of her babies on her back.
Opossums remain in the mother’s pouch until they are about two months old. Between two and four months of age, they may ride on their mother’s back and are dependent on the mother for help in finding food and shelter.
Read my earlier blog post about how possums are the unsung heroes in the fight against Lyme Disease.
Please leave possums alone. They are quite harmless, and once the babies are old enough, they will move on.