Jan 14, 2011

Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum

There are two types of people in this world: Those who think opossums are cute and those that think they're icky and mean.

Well, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum is so darn cute that I'm pretty sure she'll spur a whole bunch of converts from Team Icky to Team Cute! That's her Facebook profile picture over there on the right. (You should already know which team I'm on.)

She is a new part of the family at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany and doctors say Heidi's eyes are probably crossed because of genetics (her sister, Naira, is a little squinty, too!), but her vision impairment shouldn't bother her much. Opossums are nocturnal, so they "see" with their other senses!

Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum

BONUS CUTE: If you liked Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, check out this little baby opossum being fed his dinner! He dribbles a little...

12 comments:

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  2. I had an opossum under my step the other night - I didn't dare get close enought to check his eyes though.... Heidi is rather cute :)

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  3. I hate to be mean, but I really don't think Heidi is cute. I have had too many possums under my house or on my porch and they are really mean little devils.

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  4. M doesn't think Heidi is cute either cuz we have wild possums roaming around - in fact, they kind of scare M.

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  5. I've never been bothered by possums. I think they are cute.

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  6. I love oppossums! When I lived in Virginia we had a whole family of oppossums we fed and named. We called them our pets, but they were pets-through-the-back-door on the deck. Oh so cute!

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  7. cute!
    An opossum's first line of defense is to play dead - yes, if that doesn't seem to be working, of course the must defend themselves ...

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  8. Her cross eyes almost look fake!! It is so weird!! I really don't think that possums are cute I opened my front door when I when I teenager and about had a heart attack because one was sitting on our log pile our porch.

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  9. i don't love their tails...that's what seems to weird me out i think..

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  10. i also learned something new today....i thought it started with a "p" not an "o"!

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  11. i also learned something new today....i thought it started with a "p" not an "o"!

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