Opossums (Didelphis virgininus)
Rabies and Opossums.
Some may claim that opossums can’t contract rabies. But this is not true. See Blanton. J.D., D. Palmer, K.A. Christian, and C.E. Rupprecht. 2008. Public Veterinary Medicine:Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2007. JAVMA, 233:6(September 15):884-897 available at the CDC.gov. While opossums seem to be very resistant to the virus, they are not completely immune.