This isnt a thread to bash or tell people they shouldn't have, just to show a gem of our personalities. And with that said.... I went to wash the car a few months ago, and in the bucket was a very small opossum. We've have two pet possums through the years, the first in 97. I was out back smoking a cig when i worked at burger king. Some of the employees were flicking cig butts into a handhole that turns off the irrigation water. I looked in and small oppossom. The next one in 2000, found in a carport, but wasnt young enuf to tame it. Our latest opossum , named Bucket, because i found here in a wash bucket, apparently fell off mommas back whils climbing up our grape vine over our porch. . They love grapes. Qick online search revels that if a youngster falls off momma's back, its big enuf to be on its own. She was very small, the smallest of the three we've had. We've done lots of googling to find a stable diet, so i wont boar you with details.