Don't let go! Adorable baby opossum scrambles to safety after tumbling off branch and hanging by its tail


Uh-oh! These baby opossums were forced to cling on for dear life after taking a spill from the thin branch they perched precariously on

These cute and fluffy baby marsupials took are still finding their feet in the world - which is perhaps why a couple still haven't quite mastered their balance.
Two of the tiny opossums got slightly overconfident sitting on a thin branch and one ended up desperately clinging on using just its tail.

Reach out: After a couple of minutes it hauled itself up onto the branch

The brood of six grey babies, about three months old, were spotted by photographer Ronald Wittek gathered on and around their mother's back on a farm in Minnesota in the U.S.
But, when a couple of the small marsupials decided to explore their surroundings, they almost fell from their perch.
After slipping from the branch and hanging by its tail, one of the opossum babies appeared to wear a very uncomfortable expression.

Balancing act: The pictures were taken on a farm in Minnesota

Thankfully though, after a couple of minutes clinging on, the adorable animal managed to heave itself back to safety.
Ronald, 48, from Speyer, Germany, said: 'Opossum babies tend to leave their mother's pouch when they are about two months old.'

Brood: The tiny opossums are then carried on their parent's back - adults can have up to 15 babies at one time

Play nice! The parent opossum is swamped by the youngsters, which were just six weeks old when the pictures were taken

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