According to Lea Murray, a vet tech from Florida, her rescued opossum is "the best pet ever". Get Barley's story here.

Barley is a very young opossum who's mom and seven siblings were killed by a car. Lea Murray is the Florida vet tech who happened upon the baby marsupial huddled against the bodies on her way to work. She stopped, rescued the baby opossum and a bond was quickly formed. The lucky little guy is now a year old, and actually makes a great pet! Get to know him, and his new mom Lea in the video below.

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