What Do Opossum Tracks Look Like?

Opossum tracks are highly recognizable, as each foot has five toes and the rear tracks resemble those of an infant child. The inner toe of each hind foot is opposable and looks like a human thumb. Front prints are around two inches in diameter while back prints are slightly larger. They are commonly found around homes in the snow or mud and are often accompanied by drag marks left by opossums’ tails.

Opossum footprints are frequently found close together and may overlap since the pests walk with a distinctive shuffling motion. Property owners may also find tracks along deck railings, downspouts, and trees, which opossums climb to gain access to homes and other structures.

Getting Rid of Opossums

Spotting opossum tracks around the yard is a sign that an infestation is present. The pests bring numerous parasites and diseases into homes with them and threaten house pets and residents alike with their territorial nature. Contacting a trained pest professional from Critter Control ensures that pest opossums are humanely removed from private properties. Our trained technicians can easily identify opossum tracks and have the tools to help prevent future infestations.

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