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We’re Not Playing Opossum or is it Possum?

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The oft-maligned marsupial has an image problem. Love ‘em or not, the opossum is often perceived as a giant, dirty, scavenging rat, rather than a cute creature of the wild. But whether you love them or hate them, North America’s only marsupial has unique characteristics that might transform your aversion into affection. They are smart, have a remarkable ability to find food and they kill cockroaches and rats. When threatened, opossums run, growl, belch, urinate and defecate. And when all else fails, they “play ‘possum” and act as if they are dead. It is an involuntary response (like fainting) rather than a conscious act.

PowerPoint presentations by Chemung River Friends Executive Director Jim Pfiffer

Door prize: To be determined.

$15 at the door. No reservations required. They include one free New York State craft beer or wine, snack foods and a chance to win a door prize. The fees helps River Friends continue to offer educational programs.


August 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Finger Lakes House
389 West Water Street
Elmira, NY 14904
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