Teens accused of attacking opossum

Teens accused of viciously attacking opossum

An opossum is fighting for his life after teens allegedly attacked him with a board. According to Tails of Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, the male possum has “severe head trauma” from being viciously attacked by teens in Richlands, North Carolina.

On May 22, the Wildlife Sanctuary described what happened to the opossum:

This poor opossum was found being beaten with a 2×4 on Edgewater Lane in Richlands. A woman saw some teenagers beating this handsome boy when she stopped them and brought him to us.

The sanctuary added:

This opossum is now suffering from severe head trauma and several contusions all over his body, he is extremely terrified and in no way deserved that kind of treatment. We are still unsure if he will pull through as he may have skull fractures and severe brain trauma. He is currently on pain medication and being kept as comfortable as possible.

If a veterinarian recommends euthanasia, the possum will be humanely put down.

Action to take on this injured opossum’s behalf

If you have any information about this act of cruelty, please contact the NC Wildlife Commission and Onslow Animal Services.

Quick facts about misunderstood opossums

Many people incorrectly assume that opossums are pests which should be destroyed. It is important for the truth about these misunderstood creatures be shared. Opossums have a low body temperature which protects them from contracting rabies. They are scavengers who eat insects (estimated to consume 5000 ticks per year!), garbage, fruit and dead animals. Possums are the only marsupial in North America. Though opossums may look fierce, they rarely attack and if threatened, they are known to “play dead” in self defense.

Video of injured opossum

This poor opossum was found being beaten with a 2×4 on Edgewater Lane in Richlands. A woman saw some teenagers beating this handsome boy when she stopped them and brought him to us. If you have any details or information regarding this opossum please let us know. It is currently being investigated. Please let the NC Wildlife Commission and Onslow Animal Services know this is not ok and we want these soulless individuals charged!This opossum is now suffering from severe head trauma and several contusions all over his body, he is extremely terrified and in no way deserved that kind of treatment. We are still unsure if he will pull through as he may have skull fractures and severe brain trauma. He is currently on pain medication and being kept as comfortable as possible. If you would like to donate to his care, we would greatly appreciate it; he will be with us for quite some time.#animalcruelty #BeHisVoice

Posted by Tails of Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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12 replies
  1. Debbie says:

    These a**holes need to be charged with animal abuse! Put them in jail. Next time they will hurt a person. So tragic for possie.

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  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    North Carolina APPEARS to HAVE AN EXTREMELY LARGE PORTION of it’s Population with ANGER ISSUES, LOVE of TORTURE, BRUTALISTIC & SADISTIC!!! Their is an issue with the QUALITY of LIFE and COMPASSION … IS the WATER SUPPLY or LOVE OF CRIMINAL BACK WOODS THUGS!!! GO BEAT UP YOUR MOMMIES AND DADDY”S THEY ALLED :YOU to become the VIRMIN YOU ARE!!! What did this little animal do to U PUKES to have to suffer like this????

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  3. Jan Barnes says:

    I will be praying hard for the precious little opossum. These mentally ill abusers will receive what they deserve–actually much worse from ‘karma” and from God! There are no exceptions! While we wait for this to happen, I hope they receive serious jail time at the very least!

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  4. Marni Montanez says:

    This poor sweet baby. Oh my gosh! thank you to the good woman who stopped these monsters who were beating this little guy. What cowardice. It takes a coward who hates themselves to do this.

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  5. DANIEL KALDERON says:

    START SEND BAD FUCKED UP BOYS AND GIRLS TO JAIL =WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ??WHY SHOULD THEY WILL ABUSE AND KILL INNOCENTS ANIMALS AND WILL GET OUR FREE ?? SEND THE MOTHER FUCKER 10 YEARS IN JAIL AND MORE =FUCK HIM AND THE FAMILY WHO BRING HIM TO THE WORLD !!!

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  6. Nadya Rossi says:

    I’ve read that North Carolina is the birthplace of the KKK. I wish I could think of it as Andy Griffith’s Mayberry, but too many horrific stories are coming out of that state about shocking animal abuse committed by sociopaths. It is scary & disgusting.

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  7. Adrienne says:

    Use a 2 x 4 on this cretins as well as their parents for not teaching them right from wrong. What was their reason for doing what they did? Nothing mentions that and I feel they just wanted to see how quickly an opossum will die from being hit. The youth of this country need have no morals and this all reverts back to their parents and how they were raised. Normal, caring teens, would not do something like this (or else I think so).

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    The lack of humanity towards living creatures runs rampant in this country – and teen age punks are among the absolute worst. These freaking useless wastes of space attacked an animal with a damn 2×4 just because they could without any feeling – these two need to be stuck in a very violent juvenile facility where some REAL criminals can make them into their ‘bitches’ – they need a damn dose of their own medicine.

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