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Possum Posse During cold weather, opossums may stay in a den to protect their thin, hairless ears and tail from frostbite. A lack of long hairs on the tail, and its prehensile capability (it can be curled for grasping), allows the tail to provide stability while climbing. Only young opossums can briefly hang by the tail, because older ones are too heavy to hang..

Possum Posse During cold weather, opossums may stay in a den to protect their thin, hairless ears and tail from frostbite. A lack of long hairs on the tail, and its prehensile capability (it can be curled for grasping), allows the tail to provide stability while climbing. Only young opossums can briefly hang by the tail, because older ones are too heavy to hang..

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