Hibernate? Me?

Contrary to popular myth, opossums don’t actually hibernate. Their activity slows somewhat in winter — but you’re much more likely to see them foraging for food during the day than you are during the warmer months (they flip-flop from nocturnal to diurnal to take advantage of the sun’s heat).

So if you see an opossum out and about on these chilly days, all is well. Let your new marsupial friend go about his/her business. No need to call animal control or your local humane society for assistance. 😉

Bonus fact: The chance of an opossum having rabies is EXTREMELY remote. This may have something to do with the opossum’s low body temperature (94-97º F) making it difficult for the virus to survive. ♥️🐾