New Zealand has a possum problem. The island nation, which is about the size of Colorado, has 30 million possums.
That works out to about 290 possums per square mile. The non-native critters "chomp on wide swaths of forest, kill millions of birds and chicks a year, and go around spreading bovine tuberculosis to cows," reports The Atlantic. I'm going to go on the record and just say that possums are the worst. marsupials. ever. The other marsupials are awesome: koalas, kangaroos, sugar gliders, wombats. Possums just suck, comparatively. Yeah, I know possums have skills. They have mad skillz in freaking me out.
All this is to say that I'd be totally sympathetic to the people of New Zealand for wanting to get rid of 30 million possums, even if they weren't an invasive species. Let's take a look at 7 reasons possums are the worst marsupials ever. - By Joslyn Gray
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