The Virginia Opossum and the Eastern Fox squirrel are not native to California, but they are native to North America
Opossums: there were no opossums in California before the 1890s
Wildlife Care of SoCAl - (562) 804-3038
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Dora/Santa Clarita 443-955-2963
Moorpark 805-551 -2328
Simi Valley 805-428-7105
Toni- (310) 614-0474 or (310) 787-9248 - Torrance
Cool Opossum facts
Baby opossoms that would still be in mothers pouch can NOT suckle. Do not try to bottle or syringe feed them. They need to be tube fed only.
Opossum swallow their mothers teat and milk drips directly into their stomachs.
Older babies may begin lapping formula from the end of a syringe or out of a small dish.
Babies taken off of a dead mother need antibiotics.
Removing baby opossums from a deceased mother needs to be done gently. Pull from their head, not by their body. Go slow or the teat can be pulled off and swallowed causing serious problems.