A month and a half later, the elderly female that I had in my care for a torn up lower jaw from being caught in a trap has finally been released! You can see the blog post about her when I first got her in here. Once I set down the carrier and opened it, she darted right on out, very eager to be free. Only stopping to turn around and give me a defensive growl once she had felt secure in her covering of some pond plants. This girl has been ready to be released for quite a while, but her jaw wasn't. Every night she would try and find a way out of her enclosure, but even though she was ready to go I couldn't let her be free until her jaw had healed much more. But when I went to go check on her jaw a few days ago and flush any remaining food that was stuck in the torn parts (like I do every day so an infection doesn't develop from the left over food stuck in there), they were clean of all food and other debris. And this continued, so I decided it was time for her release. I took her out to the countryside and released her at a nice pond with many fruit orchards surrounding it. So she has her water source and plenty of food until she decides to move on to a new home. I wish her luck out in the world, she is the second oldest opossum that has been in my care, but she is also the most active opossum with the most spunk that I have had in my care. So I believe that she will do great up against other threats out in the wild. I bid you adieu ol' lady, and good luck!
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