Saturday, November 7, 2015

OPOSSUM CONSUMES 95% OF TICKS IT ENCOUNTERS

OPOSSUM CONSUMES 95% OF TICKS IT ENCOUNTERS

"Dr. Mike's Fun Fact: according to recent research, North America's only marsupial, the

 opossum, is a front line defender against tick borne diseases in people. The opossum

 consumes up to 95% of the ticks it encounters including the tick that carries Lyme disease. 

So hug an opossum today!"
BIRDS & DAFFODILS: POSSUM: DON'T BE MEAN TO ME JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK I'M UGLY:

4 comments:

  1. He's so cute!! I'm glad to know he serves a good purpose and wish more people knew this. I don't understand the fear of opossums that some people have.

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    1. I know! I appreciate that they are scavengers. The earth needs them, buzzards, etc.

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  2. They are not my favorite animals. We see them running along the edge of our fence all the time.

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    1. I don't mind them in my neighborhood. I don't think they do much damage. I think they're, mostly, scavengers. We need scavengers.

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