What They Look Like: Adult opossums are about the size of a large cat. They have long, light-gray hair with a scaly tail almost half the length of the full body.
Where to Look: Typically, the opossum prefers to establish a home within existing structures, like hollow logs, garages, under buildings, inside burrows and even squirrels’ nests in trees. It prefers establishing residence close to a food source for an easy commute.
What to Look For: Homeowners most often notice opossums when they encounter them, often around a garbage cans or in attics. They are known to damage lawns too, when digging for grubs.