Opossums are peculiar marsupials that are primarily active at night when they search for insects, mice, and snakes. They are helpful creatures, even though most people rarely spot them.
Sadly, a car hit a mother opossum, leaving her joey clinging to her back. The mother passed away, but the joey was lucky enough to be found by rescuers. They brought the healthy, unharmed joey, who was now an orphan, to a veterinarian. The rescuers then decided to introduce the baby, named Poncho, to a white German Shepherd, Hantu, who had no puppies of her own.
To the joy of all who witnessed their union, Hantu and Poncho formed an instant connection and became an incredibly charming duo. Hantu was content to be a foster mother to the cute little creature, who now clung to her back wherever they went, just as if she were his biological mother.
Three years have passed and Poncho, who has grown up to be a big opossum, still loves to ride on Hantu’s back. They are still very close and go for walks together. They are now residing in South Carolina at the Rare Species Fund where they educate people about the importance of wildlife diversity and conservation programs. This little opossum who was once alone and fragile has found a true friend in a lonely German Shepherd who adopted him as her own. Together they explore the woods and inspire people to appreciate wildlife more.
These two adorable animals can impart valuable lessons about love and companionship, and we wish for them to have several more years of joy and togetherness. Kindly spread the word about this unique friendship to your acquaintances.