Potter O. Possum

9 Jun

It is with great sadness that I must report that Potter passed away last night.

Late yesterday afternoon his condition had quickly worsened and he and was rushed to an emergency Veterinary clinic where he was given IV fluids and meds but his injuries were just to severe to save him and he passed away on the table at around 11pm. According to the doctor he may have had internal injuries including swelling of the brain and possibly a bacterial infection that resulted from his battle with his attacker. These internal injuries did not show up at his first exam but developed later.

Potter was a great ambassador for wildlife education. He educated thousands of people on the value and beauty of our native wildlife and nature. He became a celebrity at Earthshine where thousands of children and adults met him and learned about his life and twice he appeared on WLOS TV to help promote nature education events. He showed us that even misunderstood animals like the Opossum have a place in nature and should be respected and admired for their role in the web of life.

Potter, your gentleness and uniqueness will not be forgotten.

Thank you to everyone who donated your time, money and care for Potter after his ordeal and in his final hours.


7 Responses to “Potter O. Possum”

  1. mcrisrivera 06/09/2012 at 11:51 am #

    So sorry for your loss, Steve. He was an amazing ambassador. Peace to you and your Earthshine friends.

  2. Barb 06/12/2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear that Potter has passed on . He truely was a great ambassador for all wildlife , specially the Opossum .
    R.I.P dear Potter O. Possum , you will be missed by many !

  3. clarissa Faby 06/13/2012 at 12:10 am #

    I am very sorry about Potter, I released 6 of my 17 possums 3 days ago. I watched your video and him being attacked. I am outside all times of the night checking on my babies to see that they are O.k. I say a prayer to protect them from danger.I know your heart hurts. I lost my pinky the possum on Mothers Day she had MBD. She is in a better place but it dont help your heart from hurting. I love these little guys and I know you loved Potter. God be with them Thanks for the great memory Clarissa Faby

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