I know its not a farm animal but I didn't see an other critters link. I have this possume that I've been feeding on the front porch for a little over a year and a few weeks ago I noticed that its having problems moving its back legs - I thought maybe it fell from a tree or something. But lately its been getting worse and worse and now its just kind of draging its back legs while trying to walk. It still gets around ok and doesn't exhibit symptoms of pain or anything and as usual he or she is quite friendly and doesn't mind the cats or me. (The hyper pup is an entirely different situation). Anyways, I was wondering -- could she be carrying baby possums in her pouch or something as marcupials do and maybe that is why she seems to be getting more and more weighed down? Is there a safe way I can get a look at her? What made her hurt if that's not it??? Anyone know anything about possums or have seen anything similar to this almost paralysis in the back???