I Eat Ticks


I had this idea around 2015 to paint a storybook picture of a cute opossum with the main headline being, “I Eat Ticks.” Opossums are a misunderstood animal. To me they are cute but many people don’t think so. They will hurt them because they do not know anything about them and let the fear take over. Opossums are America’s only marsupials. They kill about 5,000 ticks in a season and are even resistant to rabies! Here this little opossum is just hanging out in a pumpkin and wants everyone to know that not only is he cute but, “He Eats Ticks”, and is keeping us, the forest and other animals safe.