You might think that possums, or (properly) opossums, are rodents. But in fact, they are farthest from – rather, they are marsupials such as the kangaroo or wallaby. Possums have a little pouch from which they nurse and raise their babies. They also have little “hands” with opposable thumbs, as we do.
Besides munching on cockroaches (a big plus!) they also eat garden snails and slugs with great relish. Possums can be little garden savior, happily clearing away pests in the dark of night whilst you rest.