Opossums are interesting and unique creatures. They are the only marsupials located in North America. Being a marsupial, the female opossum carries its young (up to 13 at a time) in a pouch on their belly. Occasionally they’re seen hanging from their tail, they’re well known for “playing possum”. As a defense mechanism, they will pretend to be dead to fend off predators. An adult will get to be approximately two feet long and weigh as much as ten pounds. Being omnivorous, the opossum will eat nearly anything, especially garbage. Addison Pest Control Company will remove your pest from your home or office and prevent it from coming back. Prevention work is just as, if not more, important as the removal.