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Do Possums Climb Trees Or Live In Trees?
If you know anything about possum anatomy, you will know that they have prehensile tails and opposable thumbs on their rear limbs. These Morris County raccoon removal characteristics combine to make them great climbers. That leads to the question of whether they climb trees and if they even live in trees.
They Do Climb Trees
Possums do in fact climb trees, although they don’t necessarily do so on a regular basis. Many possums prefer to stay on the ground, but they can climb if they want to. When climbing a tree or balance on a branch, they will use their tails to help maintain their balance. In fact, babies can even grip onto their mothers firmly while she climbs a tree or other Morris County snake removal surface.
Do They Live In Trees?
Although possums can climb trees, that doesn’t mean they live in them. They prefer to find dens closer to the ground. There are a few types of Morris County rat control trees that possums are more likely to live in, however. These are fallen trees, which are already on the ground, or hollow trees, particularly with an opening close to the ground. Possums feel safe and stay dry and protected when in hollow stumps, trees, or logs. They may also make a den in a woodpile.
Where Else Do Possums Live?
Since not all possums live in trees, even those that have fallen down, you can find them in nearly any other Morris County bat removal area. All dens must provide shelter and be dry. Possums are opportunistic when it comes to finding a den so they may enjoy a burrow that belonged to another animal, the area underneath a building, or even a Morris County bird control rock crevice.
More On Dens
Although possums have fur, it doesn’t always keep them warm enough. Therefore, they use their prehensile tails and mouths to bring grass and dried leaves to their den to insulate it. During the warmer Morris County rodent extermination months, they will use less of these items, creating something that is similar in appearance to a bird’s nest, but within their chosen den. They use even more material during the winter, creating a hollow sphere that is like a squirrel or mouse nest. Possums typically live alone and change their den every several days as a way to avoid predators. They do, however, rotate back to their previous dens eventually. The exception to this rule is mothers with young possums as they will stay in one place for longer.
Other Morris County animal pest control topics:
Keeping Morris County snakes away from your property
Will a pest control company remove a wild Morris County animal?
Will a Morris County rat chew through a ceiling?
What is the best bait to trap a Morris County house mouse?
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