25 Possum Pictures That Will Convince You They’re Actually Cute
Quit playing possum—there's no need to hide from these absolutely adorable possum pics!
Playing (cute) possum
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First, a word about semantics. Scientifically speaking, possums are marsupials that are native to Australia, while the opossum is found in North America, but Merriam-Webster advises that it’s A-okay to use the terms interchangeably in conversation. Whichever name they’re called by, you may find that these large marsupials are surprisingly kind of cute. Between their big eyes, short fur, and pointed ears, there’s certainly more than meets the eye when it comes to these furry creatures. We’re convinced that after you’ve seen this collection of cute possum photos, you’ll start singing their praises, too. After, make sure to check out the cutest animals in the world, cute animal pictures, and cute raccoon pictures.
Just hanging out
This baby possum, who’s swinging by its tail off of a branch, is just dropping in to say “hello!” Let’s be real: We all know baby animals are the cutest. Check out these cute pictures of baby turtles for more adorableness.
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Three’s a crowd
These three baby possums were captured hanging out on the end of a tree branch. The more the merrier, we say—and this goes for cute ferret pictures, too.
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Hide and seek
This little possum is seen peeking up from its hole in Chicago. Possums aren’t the only animals that like to play; check out these adorably playful pics of cute hedgehogs.
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Possum to go
We’ll take one cute possum to go, please! This little guy is ready for express mail in its cardboard box.
This mountain possum was caught taking a snack break while munching on an apple in a park in Queensland, Australia. These cute sloth pictures show some other furry creatures taking a time-out to munch on a yummy meal.
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Did you know that most possums, including this brushtail possum, are nocturnal? This little guy was spotted in the photographer’s backyard in Carrum, Australia.
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All in the family
All aboard! This mother possum takes its babies for a ride, family-style.
Babies R Us
I mean, just look at that little face…and big ears! What could be cuter?
Life’s a playground…
…and this baby possum picture shows a little buddy just playing in its branches! Watch as it does the world’s cutest pull-up.
Chillin’ on a fence
This young North American possum is taking a breather atop a fence.
While at first glance you may think this is a bat taking its signature upside-down snooze in this possum picture, take another look and you’ll realize that it’s a baby possum hanging out on a branch.
Show me your teeth!
Possums know how to chill, too! This possum kicks back on the couch. Can we join?
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This cute possum is caught looking out from its den in Minnesota.
Windows to the soul
They always say that eyes are the windows to the soul. And if that’s the case, we’re staring deep into the soul of (and falling in love with) this ringtail possum.
All snuggled up
This baby possum is all tucked in and ready for bed. Sweet dreams!
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If a tree falls
A young possum is spotted walking on a fallen tree trunk in the forest.
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It’s a face-off! This pet possum isn’t afraid to look from its perch on a tree stump. Now, check out these adorable photos of animal friendships—we promise you won’t regret it. Be prepared to fall in love!