Opossum and rats?

Asked January 11, 2019, 10:21 PM EST

Lots of noise coming from the basement ceiling! Every day I find insulation that has fallen down from rafters. From the pictures I have attached, I suspect opossum and rat. I have set a Have-a-Heart trap using canned dog food as bait, hoping I can trap the opossum, as I don't want to kill it. I'll deal with the rats if and when I trap the opossum. Can you tell me what type of wild creatures I have by the attached pictures?

Albemarle County Virginia wildlife

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Although it was referred to Oregon, your state’s Extension service is more familiar with your local wildlife. Please contact them directly here: https://albemarle.ext.vt.edu Good luck!