For the North American possum, technological advancements have not passed by. Cars always flying on the tracks are a threat to the tiny animal, which a person driving may not notice.
Driving along one of Wisconsin’s many suburban roads, a guy named Ed saw a possum in the distance crossing from one side to the other. He ran fast enough, but something was definitely slowing him down as if he were pulling a sack.
And, having already approached, the driver realized that it was not luggage at all, but five fluffy and restless kids that clung to their parent while she was translating them across the road.
They looked very comical – four animals grabbed their mother across the body, making her good protection from the wind. But the fifth on the mother’s back did not have enough space, so he grabbed the tail and hung on it.
This is not to say that he was in the most uncomfortable position.
The responsibility of the female can be envied. With what unbending will she strove to complete the transition as soon as possible.
The situation in the photo is typical. Mother and offspring have a strong bond. In the USA and Canada, except for possums, there are no more marsupials. In the belly pocket, children are fed, and they are also carried over long distances when they are still small.
But the heroes of the article have already grown a lot and they simply will not fit into the bag. In general, there are many videos on the network that show families of marsupials sitting on the back of a parent.
Moreover, babies sit on their backs not only during walks. From two to five months, they almost never get off the mother’s neck. But when the heirs begin an independent life, they do not support any companionship.
If there was no need to give birth to new representatives, then they would not get involved with their relatives.