Do we have possums in Canada?
The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is Canada’s only marsupial. It belongs to one of three marsupial families native to the Americas. The Virginia opossum’s northernmost range reaches into Southern and Southeastern Ontario, Southern Quebec and the lower Fraser Valley in British Columbia.
How far do possums roam?
A possum can wander for miles, but if it finds a good hunting area, it will stay. The best place to release a possum, raccoon, mouse or rat, etc., is in a wooded and, hopefully, wild area with access to water and food.
Where do possums live in the world?
The common opossum and Virginia opossum are found in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and Canada. Though they aren’t picky about where they hang out, opossums love trees and will stay aloft in trees as much as possible. They also prefer areas that are wet, like marshes, swamps and streams.
What states do opossums live in?
Geography. The Virginia opossum appears throughout Central America, up into Texas and as far north as Nebraska. From there, the animal’s natural territory extends east across the United States to the coast from Florida to New England. The species is also found along the west coast of California, Oregon and Washington.
Are possums good for your yard?
If there is an opossum in the backyard, don’t worry. But far from being a nuisance, opossums can be beneficial for your garden, eating snails, slugs, insects and sometimes even small rodents. They’ll even clean up spilled garbage and fruit that has fallen off trees.
Will possums come back after relocation?
If you don’t address the original reason you have opossums on the property, new ones will just keep coming, no matter how many you trap and remove. Relocating the possum after you have trapped it doesn’t necessarily work. The possum will find its way back; problem not solved.