Not playing possum

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It’s a little rare to see baby possums arrive at LSU’s Small Animal Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Found in their dead mother’s pouch at the side of a road, an animal shelter employee with the City of Baton Rouge discovered the six baby possums alive and recently brought them in his pockets for veterinarians to place in their Wildlife Care Center. Here, an LSU Vet Med student carefully receives the small critters. Photo taken by Anne Payne of Orange while her family dog is being treated for cancer, referred to LSU by Dr. Elizabeth Skinner of Bridge City Animal Hospital. Dr. Skinner is a graduate of LSU.