Do Possums Carry Rabies?

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While any animal can carry rabies it is extremely rare for a possum to carry it. The exact reason for this is unknown. It is suspected that it is due to the low body temperature that makes it harder for the virus to survive on a possum. 
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Bats can get the rabies virus, but the incidence of bats and rabies is very low, usually only about one half of one percent of bats tested, test positive for the virus.
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Yes, possums are able to carry rabies. In fact, any and all mammals can get infected with and carry rabies.
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