Possum eating strawberries (video)

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25 Responses to “Possum eating strawberries (video)”

  1. CLamb says:

    This would’ve been much more interesting if it showed an opossum being eaten by strawberries.

  2. PhosPhorious says:

    Yeah. . .  and the video promised that the ‘possum would eat some animal advocates too.

    What a ripoff.

  3. was this taken on a really small planet or are you using a wide angle lens?

  4. awjt says:

    Normally they eat garbage, so this is cute.

  5. Jay Kusnetz says:

    The Practical Opossum series  at http://www.youtube.com/user/MEpearlA will show you the proper way to feed, massage, pedicure, and “send off” your opossum.

  6. Teirhan says:

    That’s just about the cutest opossum I’ve ever seen.

    Mind you,  I usually see them lying by the side of the road with the daylight in their eyes, so anything is a bit of an improvement over that.

  7. raikou says:

    I always think these guys are super cute, as long as they aren’t  hissing and snarling. 

  8. The Gaf says:

    These things are some of the most vile looking animals ever. I once had to help my Bro-In-Law clear a dead one from his backyard during the winter. YUCK.

  9. cjporkchop says:

    I see your possum eating strawberries and raise you a baby sulcata tortoise eating a strawberry.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/haleyluna/6109803679/in/photostream

  10. Alan Ball says:

    Nice to know that possums can simultaneously be the blight of this earth, and adorable. 

  11. jimh says:

    It’s nice to know that animals snacking can still make my day!

  12. voiceinthedistance says:

    That must be the Marilyn Monroe of opossums.  I sincerely hope that this video doesn’t result in any Hollywood socialites being tricked into buying one of these for a purse companion.

  13. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    I can almost hear it going NOM NOM NOM

    Maybe strawberries grow in highway median strips?  That would explain a lot.

  14. gspelvin says:

    Aw, super cute!  One summer we had a possum about this size who was a visitor almost every night.  He would come in with the cat and they would hang out together in the living room while we watched tv.  Ate off the same plate and everything, and would sit and scratch and generally act like buddies.  I would run him out before we went to bed and he quit coming around when he got bigger but when they’re this size they are really nice.  I never tried to pet him or anything.

  15. GlenBlank says:

    Opossums are omnivorous – they’ll eat almost anything.  The ones that hang out in my backyard garden seem to be especially fond of snails and slugs, so I’m always happy to see them.

    On a summer’s evening, with the windows open, they make the cutest little crunch-crunch-crunch noises as they tuck into an order of escargot-on-the-hoof.

  16. geoff says:

    I was kinda intrigued that this was gonna be some kind of Triffid-like strain of Strawberry.

    Surely the headline should have been “Strawberry eating Possum” ???

  17. RJ says:

    If you turn the volume up, you can hear him smacking on the snackies.

    I remember back when I used to smoke, standing outside one summer night with a cigarette. I heard some light rustling nearby, which I could dimly see was a young possum walking toward me. I watched him approach for a couple of seconds, then very quietly made a little whistling sound like “hi ho.” The possum immediately froze in place, then slowly raised his head to look up at me. When he saw me, I whispered, “hello.” He lowered his head, slowly turned around and slowwwly walked away, picking up pace as he went until he was all-out running and disappearing in the treeline.

    They’re funny little animals. I hear they’re domesticated very easily, too, and make decent pets if you’re into the whole “primitive marsupial” thing.

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