Opossum - an awesome animal! North America& only marsupial (raises babies in a pouch like a kangaroo), has a prehensile tail (can grasp branches like a monkey), highly immune to disease, and has more teeth than any other land animal!
cute possum - opossums are not cute. Try chasing one around your house for a few days and even this (cute baby) can give you a large painful bite. Besides opossums and raccoons are the largest group of animal that carry Rabies.