To cope with city life, Virginia opossums usually have a knack for finding holes and crevices to keep warm in during the winter. But these two poor opossums found their way into a window well in Toronto and couldn’t get out. Luckily, Lindsay spotted the two huddled together for warmth and called for help. They needed to get out of the cold fast!
On arrival at TWC, medical staff examined the petrified pair and found them to be thin and suffering from frostbite on their ears and tail tips. They began treatment immediately, cleaning the wounds and giving them antibiotics to prevent infection (pictured above). Then they placed the two males in separate enclosures (they can be territorial) to rest, eat and recover. Their wounds will continue to be treated and carefully monitored, and once they’ve fully healed and reached a healthy weight they’ll be released, free to hunt and scavenge.