Hi! It's me, Sesame!
I am a Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana). My sibling Starfish is a baby Something (probably also a opossum) who lost her tail. Ever since I journeyed up into the clouds to watch over everyone (after a long, fabulous life on land), Starfish has been carrying on my legacy of opossum education and love.
Opossums are the only marsupials native to the United States. We also have a lot of great characteristics:
We're naturally immune to snake venom;
We are more resistant to rabies than other mammals, thanks to our low body temperature;
We've survived relatively unchanged for millions of years;
And we have great smiles.
This site channels my Facebook and Instagram posts to show what cuties opossums are,
and includes some fun opossum merchandise you can have for your very own!
I also keep a Treat Fund, which I use to help other animals (mostly opossums, but other animals are welcomed, too). I call it my Treat Fund because I love treats, but really I use it to help other animals with rescue, transport, or any other wellness-related needs. If you would like to be considered for help from Sesame's Treat Fund please email email@example.com.
And if you'd like to donate, Starfish will personally mail you an original finger painting to say--
Being vegan, travel, entertainment, art, spring rolls, Oreo cookies (on my birthday!), penguins, and inspirational quotes.
You can read My Story here, and I even have a book about my adventures with illustrations and facts about opossums (I use artistic license in my book, but you'll learn a lot about opossums!!!). Starfish is working on an autobiography of her own!
If you have a backyard opossum, they'll be happy if you leave out some grapes, fresh water, a bowl of soymilk (the calcium is good for them!), and maybe even a little box with warm bedding for the winter.
If you see a opossum who needs assistance, contact a wildlife rehab center near you--Animal Help Now is a wonderful website (and a free mobile app!) that will show you your local wildlife rescue resources. Visit the website at https://ahnow.org.
They'll help you with what steps to take next!
Opossums are not good to keep as pets—see My Story for more on that subject!!
If you want to say hello, or have a question, concern, or opossum story to tell, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I brought my iPad on my celestial adventures, so I'll be in touch, and Starfish updates every day with her adventures too!
Love Forever, Sesame