The opossum is a mammal with gray to black fur, a pink nose, naked ears, and an almost hairless long tail. They are North American’s only marsupial and are solitary, slow moving animals who are most active at night.
An oposssum may follow the scent of garbage, or outdoor pet food and wonder into a garage, garbage bin, or under your home. Opossum’s feces and urine may contain sporocysts; cysts that contain spores that can reproduce asexually. Horses can ingest these sporocysts with feed, grass or water contaminated with opossum feces.