These 9 Photos Are Proof That Opossums Are Adorable

Just look at their little faces!

Possums don't deserve the hate.

Photo by Pinterest

Possums don't deserve the hate.

Lily Yates, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

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Opossums get a bad rap. There are too many poor souls who think these sweet baby animals are “gross” or “scary.” But they’re completely wrong. Here are 9 examples of proof beyond any doubt that possums are underrated- and truthfully, I want approximately 5 of them as pets. They just want to be friends!

1.

Photo by Instagram: poppythepossum

Her name is Poppy (Poppy the Possum!!), and she’s dressed like a bee. A BEE. Look at that lil’ pink nose and tell me that’s not adorable.

2.

Photo by Instagram: poppythepossum

Sesame the possum looks so happy to be settling down for a nap with his strange, fuzzy larger brother. Just look at that smile!!

3.

Photo by Instagram: itsmesesame

This polite young man just makes the best party host. His home may not be large, but he’s obviously ready to welcome all his friends inside with his adorably tiny pink hands.

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Photo by Instagram: chertheopossum

Here we see a friend hard at work! Being a semi-blind, nocturnal explorer of clover fields and small grasses is an exhausting job, what can she say?

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Photo by Instagram: chertheopossum

It’s snack time at the possum household! Carrots, cabbage, walnuts and kale are yummy for a critter tummy. Looks like a good movie night treat to me…

6.

Photo by Instagram: poppythepossum

How could you possibly say no to THIS face? A Saturday morning spent cuddling up in the blankets with this warm, furry friend? Yes, please.

7.

Photo by Instagram: sprout.the.possum

Two words: POSSUM PROM. Seriously, why does this tiny, whiskered angel look more like a model than I ever will? #natural #beauty #glamor

8.

Photo by Pinterest

Oh, no… the critics were right… this guy is TERRIFYING! What with his oversized ears, fluffy puffball bod, and BIG, SCARY ROAR. How will I ever sleep again??

9.

Photo by Instagram: sprout.the.possum

Proof that opossums make not ONLY the best cuddle buddies, friends, and models, but that they can be trusted to watch your baby, too! Call 1-800-POSSUM now to order maybe a billion.

Lily Yates - Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

Lily became a member of The Flightline in August of 2015. She is a senior this year and enjoys an array of activities including choir, theatre and slam poetry. She is also on staff as a library aide at the Omaha Public Library. You can email her at [email protected]