Percy first came to Misfits Rehab after he was captured because the wonderful people noticed he had frostbite to his ears, toes and tail.
Sadly the damage to the tail was progressing and needed surgery to amputate
He was not happy about being captive and being handled but he had to stay with us until the weather warmed up.
Percy was released and 6 weeks later the original rescuers found him looking odd and brought him back in to find out he had mange.
Poor Percy was the victim of animal cruelty when a man stomped on him and cut his tail off as a "trophy".
Little Percy had to have one more vertebrae removed in order to close the wound properly.
Luckily the surgery was a success and closed the wound properly
Without a tail, an opossum is not going to survive well in the wild so Percy is now stuck with us for the rest of his life. So time for a new enclosure just for him.
Time to check out the new setup
He definitely seemed to come around and start enjoying the new enclosure.
It only took a few months for him to realize we did not mean him any harm and that we mean food. So he often greets us for his nightly meal when he hears us.
Not sure how long we will have him since they only live approx 4 years maximum and we know he was approx 2 1/2 years old when he came in. But we will show him love and respect until the day he leaves this earth.