It's obviously not the optimum solution to domesticate a wild animal, but you made the right choice under a tough situation. Had you not adopted Butter, he would have probably died in 2-3 days of starvation, if not sooner by becoming some raccoon's meal.
no husband, no children, yup...
2:08 The yawn of the opossum reminds of that of the extinct thylacine.
They are so helpful, eating over 2000 ticks in their lifetime
Driving home late on a dark road, I saw the eye shine and slowed down. Brights on, I saw a fat opossum just scooting across in front of me. It stopped and stared in my headlights and we just looked at each other. Finally I honked at it and it jumped and scooted away double speed into the woods. Still makes me smile.
Maybe he stays because he see's no others like himself. You are his rock, he knows no one else. When he comes in comes to mating time, it might be different.
go...you're free.....Forget that Im headin back in the house!!!
im gonna pretend i didnt just see another rat laying on the floor flat chillin like a grillin just watching
Man those feet are atrocious 🤢
Sadly possums are such misunderstood and mislabeled animals. The badgering media doesn't help either.. always labeling them having rabies or some dumb crap. The amount of uneducated crap that's spewed thru media is ridiculous. Glad he made it I saved a litter of 6 ! 😀
I always thought these rodents were gross...but after seeing this video...I have a change of heart.
Oh he wants hugs and he wants to be held. Hahahaha *inner monologue* I could NEVER. Let this little guy go. Hahaha !!
SUCH A SMART ANIMAL
WHAT IS THIS? A ANIMAL?
I have been in the exactly same circumstances with a a white-eared opossum we found in our yard in Sao Paulo, Brazil. While we managed to rescue and feed him properly we were careful to avoid developing strong bonds with him. In the due time we introduced him back in the wilds again. I like to think he is ok but missed the liitle chap till tnia day! Tks for sharing thia video!
So cute!!! Hes your boy.
Raised two of them some years ago after Mom got killed by a car. Started of with 4 but lost two fairly early on. Named them Billy Joe and Bobby Joe. Had them for many years. Had them litterbox trained and both had to take regular bath.
Cutie Pie !!!
Imagine a visitor coming and didn't know what it was and just started yelling, "What's that?! That's a huge f*cking rat!"
I'd rather look at him than moms feet eeeek!
rescued a little one back in the day,My mother made me let her go when she got larger. Snif snif
Who loves possum pie? Yummy
What a sweet sweet video. He ain’t yours. You belong to him. Thanks for sharing.
That is so cute. So glad she was able to save it. Cute Butter
Aww the Silverback Grinner
What did you feed him in the beginning.
my chihuahua does the same when shows love and affection, she rubs her head against me lol
Its amazing what animals u can create a bond with. Freaking possum man.. really?? 😁
I hear possums are immune to rabies also. Another plus to having a pet possum.
It's funny how much the one I found acted like a cat! The silly critter loved having his chin scratched. But never expect that with a wild animal, that one was raised by someone who set it free.
Just keep him happy. I think it would be way better to have possums rather than cats, especially in bush land suburbia. As we all know, cats destroy way too many of our smaller native animals. I get tonnes of negative responses from pissed off cat lovers but the facts are undeniable. I’d rather see small birds & animals every now & then instead of the many neighbourhood cats hiding in wait to attack yet another native bird! Get to know your native wildlife, they’re really fascinating to watch.
Im a dog now human, deal with it
I want that woman to be my friend, she's awesome!!! Butter is so cute, ♡.
Aww, I rescued a teenage almost adult possum from my cat and dog who were going to do him in. Didn't think. Just scooped him up. Possum's are tame wild critters. Slept with him. Released him to a safe place nearby after talking with a professional trapper. Sweet night of my life spending it with him.
'mom' ? Only a mentally ill person calls says this
GOD made everything beautiful.
Animals LOVES hugs,kisses and cudles way more than humans
Lemme guess. You're single?
We raised three Babies like this, who's mother had been hit by a car. 2 of them were released, but one refused to leave. He stayed with us his entire life. They will learn to use a Cat Box on rainy days when they can't go out. They eat just about anything after they mature. And he got along well with our Dog and Cat, except when he would sometimes steal their food when they weren't looking. They do like regular attention. They only live about 3 to 4 years. One thing to remember about them in the wild. They eat thousands of ticks, and other small vermin. They do not contract rabies. They rarely ever bite a human in the wild unless you just get stupid with them. In that case they have really big fangs and can bite the snot out of you. You probably deserved it.
Hope you keep Butter forever.
Awww Butter is such a handsome guy! To heck with trying to survive in the wild when you got a pretty mama who gives loads of snuggles and kisses. Bless you both, so lucky to have found each other.
I love opposums, they're so misunderstood animals. People are afraid of them and kill them what I've seen. They're just as loving as a dog or cat.
I had no idea a possum could be so cute! Stephanie, I am so glad there are still people left in the world like you! Blessings!!
People, here in Brazil, kill this animal because they eat the chiken eggs in the Farm
I tried to care for 3 tiny hairless opossums. My dog killed their mom and sat her in our driveway. I went out there to mover her but babies are all over the yard. My ma stepped on one by accident and the rest were dead from trauma. I kept them warm and fed them til they lost the will to eat anymore. I wish it would have gone better
Wild Possum in the garage late at night: "Death monster from every nightmare!" Tame Possum messing with Mom's hair: "Where do I get one?"
He looks like Dr Fauci lol
Gorgeous,,, such a happy story, God bless you and little Butter ❤❤💕💕💕
These shits are disgusting, I don't understand why people like them.
I'm stuck between 🤢 and 😍
The bloody thing is massive at the end..
Opossums are the gentlest creatures. They don't even need to be domesticated.
What does he eat? What do u feed him?
Why does the lady sound like Helen from the incredibles…..
Various animals can follow the same path to domestication like dogs and cats did.
the lifespans like 2-4 years like i reckon just keep em
Wow- I always thought Opossums were sketchy and ugly- until now. Thank you!
What a lovley little boy :)
Put the Butter on, the dog, it's the Butter dog.
Shows affection by rubbing against your feet? Damn, should've called him Quentin.
I wonder how little butter is going to start acting when it's time to mate. *Butter* : ok hey mom remember that time you talked about letting me go.. welllllll I been thinking.... 😂
Everybody has a plan til they get slubbed in the face.
Ummm it’s a hard no for me. I just can’t believe you are not scared.
Butter is only the cutest thing on the planet
He is a real cutie you are a great mom
This baby is such a doll
Congratulations. You are a great person !!!!! Love you and Butter.
this opossum is like a cat and a guinea pig combined
thanks lady now i gotta go out and get opossum
The thumbnail is disgusting. Change it😷🤢🤮
So cute 💋thanks for sharing 🪴
When animals bond like that to humans, the human race takes another small step forward...
In addition to Butter choosing to be yours, you and he have educated many on how loving possums truly are. Bless you both!
Yep my princess is the same way haha
It would be helpful if The Dodo would share what the legal issues are when saving wildlife. Where I live it's illegal to have a wild animal as a pet without proper legal approval, but there is so much need for the animals to be saved.
Lol. Said a opossum. Noooo. Now I love him. So cute
commenting so youtube knows to keep recommending me opossum videos
We have 3 wild in and near our yard, one comes every night. I named them all "Chompers!" If I call them, within a minute or 2, one of them will show up. I've never seen them Play Dead, they are very calm and never try to hurt any of the other wild animals. Recently a large Racoon had 4 tiny super cute babies, now all 5 of them will randomly show up and mess with poor Chompers. They are just sweet animals.
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now i want one
Wild animals loose survive in nature when human is messing, knowing what to do is in brain, humans also lost just hairless monkey
Salvemos al planeta tierra. Basta de tantos seres humanos. Debemos de tener máximo 1 hijo por pareja. La sobrepoblación mundial el mayor flagelo
Due to their physiology, it is almost impossible to keep a captive opposum healthy and even harder to know when it's sick or find a vet that cn help. Every single expert advises don 't do it. I do hope this one proves to be the exception.
How is it being for you trying to hav a boyfriend?! Lol
That’s a huge ass mouse!