Scientific Name: Didelphia virginianus
Genus: Didelphis virginianus
Opossums in your yard and gardens can be quite a sight. While they are mostly nocturnal many a gardener has been startled by the sudden appearance of an opossum from out of the garden shed or wood pile. This garden pest has long history of upsetting gardeners which is most likely due to the fact that they will eat everything and anything including your heirloom tomatoes!