A mother opossum (Didelphis virginiana) was hit by a
vehicle and brought to SPWRC on April 8, 2019. She had babies in her pouch at the time. Besides being bruised and sore, the mother opossum had sustained
injuries to her jaw that required surgery.
Dr. Blaine Oden
performed surgery to repair her jaw at his clinic. The babies were removed from her pouch prior
to the surgery and stayed at SPWRC while mom was at the clinic.
Mom Opossum returned to
the Wildlife Center and was reunited with her babies. The opossum family recuperated there and
received lots of loving care and attention.
The family was released
back into the wild on April 19. Thanks
to Dr. Lane Preston for providing them a new home.
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