Good possums in my yard

Possums are actually the mammals, opossums.  Opening their mouths they appear scary.  But the are not interested in biting anyone.  They don’t eat pretty flowers or plants.  They don’t carry rabies.  They lick themselves to eat thousands of ticks every year and also rummage through the trash and eat other dead animals they might find.  With tick bites affecting people here (Lyme disease) there are reasons to appreciate “possums”. Average life span is 2years.