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Opossums might not be the prettiest visitor that you will encounter in your yard, but they have a gentle and passive behavior. They are not usually known for digging holes and burrows since they tend to occupy the abandoned burrows of other animals. They will be depending upon their ground den to take shelter against weather elements and escape the predators. They do not have an aggressive behavior and may share their den with other burrowers such as armadillo, raccoon, and woodchucks.
Do Opossums Dig Holes?
While most possums will prefer to spend most of their time hanging and lounging in the trees, they will still live in their ground den at daylight and during harsh weather. The opossum will take over the abandoned burrows of the skunk, raccoon, or groundhogs. There are also instances when they will be using the same den with other animals at the same time. When they choose to abandon the den, the burrow may also be occupied by the shrews, mice, weasels, and sometimes snakes.
The Burrow of the Opossum
The ground den of the opossum may sometimes be used by red fox and other predators. The possums are also known to compete with kiwis when looking for foods and burrows. Although they prefer to use the abandoned burrows of other animals, experts have discovered that they will still dig their burrows by utilizing their sharp and sturdy claws. This animal will be quite picky when choosing the site of their burrow. They prefer to establish their burrows on wooded regions, moist areas, and in open field. You will notice that most of their burrows will be adjacent to the streams or swamps. Possums are also nocturnal creatures who will be active all though the night.
How the Opossums Occupy the Burrow
When occupying the burrows, the opossums will be decorating the den using hollow stumps, rocks, and wood piles. Since their fur will not be enough to keep them warm during the winter, they will need additional materials that can be used as an insulation for their den. In case the den will not be suitable to them, they will immediately move to another den. According to the scientists, the opossums are quite adept in constructing their own burrow. They also have an amazing memory that allows them to remember the location where they store their foods. The burrows will measure at an average of 4ft deep. It will take several nights before the den will be completed.
The opossum might be a gentle creature but their presence in your yard can still be bothersome and they will also release an unpleasant odor. By removing their access to your property, you will be able to manage the population of this nuisance animal. Remove the debris and the wood piles in your yard that will create a yard that is less-appealing to them. Keeping the compost piles and your garbage bin secured will discourage them from digging their burrows within your premises.