NEWS: Opossums–where Lyme disease goes to die
Opossum are among the most voracious consumers of ticks, according to research by New York’s Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
From the Poughkeepsie Journal, March 14, 2015:
By John Ferro
They come out at night.
They have scary teeth.
They have a weird name with an extra vowel most people don’t pronounce.
And they are where Lyme disease goes to die.
Say hello to the opossum, the American marsupial with a pointy nose and prehensile tail that dines on ticks like a vacuum dines on dust.