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Photos: Mother possum carries her babies in Ridgeway backyard

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 June 2020 at 4:57 pm

RIDGEWAY – Hannah Hill of Ridgeway sent in these photos taken this morning, when she saw a mother possum carrying a bunch of babies on her back on Oak Orchard River Road.

The Orleans Hub has been around for more than 7 years and many people have sent in wildlife photos. I believe this is the first time we’ve had possums featured.

“I know it’s not news, but local and adorable none the less 😊,” Hill said in an email to the Orleans Hub.

I didn’t know that the mother possums have a pouch in their abdomens for the babies when they are small. As they get bigger, the babies climb on the mother’s back while she is out scavenging.

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