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This man says everything you’ve ever wanted to say to an opossum

Oh innocent opossum, do you really deserve this?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 24, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 6:03 am CDT

Ah, the noble opossum. Beloved by all as they roam free in our gardens and dumpsters.

Okay, we kid. Everyone—except perhaps the lady behind the super-weird Proper Opossum Care YouTube channel—hates opossums. They’re creepy and their teeth look weird, and it’s scary as hell when they show up out of nowhere at night. That’s probably why this guy got away with trash-talking an opossum for so long, because no one would ever put up with this kind of behaviour directed at a dog.

The opossum’s reaction is pretty awesome, though. Despite the fact that a grown man is insulting it for a full minute, it does not seem to care at all. Opossums must have really solid self-esteem.

Photo via Cody Pope/Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.5)

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*First Published: Mar 24, 2015, 8:24 am CDT