Possums transmit diseases such as leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, typhus, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis and Chagas illness. They can also be infested with fleas, ticks, mites and lice. opossums are hosts for cat and dog fleas, particularly in urban settings.
Likewise, people ask, can possums attack humans?
The truth is that opossums are usually docile. That is, on rare occasions Possums will attack, especially when they have to defend themselves like any other animal. So if your dog messes with a possum, and the possum doesn’t play dead, it might bite back.
Are possums harmful to humans?
opossums are not dangerous as long as they are not cornered and their interaction with other animals and People is reduced to a minimum. They are useful for eliminating rodents, snakes, insects and carrion, and they provide an IMPORTANT “ground care” feature in most urban environments.
Do possums come out during the day?
opossums are generally nocturnal and forage throughout the night. But it is not at all uncommon to see a possum out during especially during the day while cold weather. You can also see them in the Day when food is scarce or when disturbed from their sleeping quarters.