Opossums may not be much to look at but they do us a great service without even being asked. While many wildlife creatures carry ticks and spread Lyme disease, opossums actually kill 95% of ticks that land on them. A single opossum may kill as many as 4000 ticks in a week! So next time you see a opossum in your backyard or crossing the road treat it with kindness. It could be saving you and your pet from Lyme disease.
My name is Mary. Since the age of five when my father let me pick out my first puppy at the humane society I have been an animal lover. I started working at ABK in 1980 as a part time summer job. I loved it so much I am still here!