Interview with Sonny the Opossum

Recently, I got a chance to catch our opossum Sonny awake and NOT eating so I had a little chat with him. He used to live in Carolina Wildlife but, now resides in our EHR.

Me: Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule of sleeping and scarfing mozzarella to talk with me.

Sonny: You’re welcome, lets just make sure this interview isn’t too long because I have to get back to my nap.

Me: What would your ULTIMATE meal be?

Sonny: Gosh, there is just too much to pick from. Lets just talk about the things I DON’T eat. Sweet potatoes, carrots, any kind of greens,zucchini, green beans – you know anything that is probably good for me.

Me: Yea, there is a lot of things that you will eat aren’t there?

Sonny:You are lucky I don’t have a complex about it, people around here like to remark about the size I am. I am a svelte 15 pounds, I  work out by walking 2-3 feet when I’m out of my cage and then decide I want to go back to bed. I am a pretty low key and laid back dude, I just go with the flow.

Me: How does it feel to be the only marsupial in North America?

Sonny: I wish more people would take that into consideration before grouping me into the same category of rats. I may look like a huge overgrown rat with 50 teeth,but I assure you I am not. While we are at it I want to clear up another misconception about us.

Me: Okay, what is that?

Sonny: While it is possible that any mammal can have rabies it is extremely rare that we carry it. We have low body temperature which makes it hard for the virus to stay alive. That doesn’t mean we couldn’t have something else, but I hear a lot of  people accusing my brethren of  having rabies.

Me: Oh, that is interesting

Sonny: It certainly izzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Me: Sonny?


Kimberly and her demonstration of Sonnys size


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