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After losing her puppies, this Beagle mother "adopts" an opossum: the two are inseparable

By Alison Forde

The instinct for protection that an animal has for its offspring is something that goes far beyond simple maternal affection: it is a visceral feeling that will push it to do everything it can to protect them. When we think about this, what comes to mind is obviously a mom or dad of a species who takes care of children of the same species.

Nature, however, as we know well, always manages to amaze us in unexpected ways. Thus, it may happen that this protective instinct also extends to totally different animals, creating friendships that are as tender as they are unusual. Just like the one we're about to tell you about.

via: 9News

Molly is a female Beagle who, from a maternal point of view, has not been very lucky. In fact, she lost her litter a few days after giving birth to the young ones: a sad event that, even for a dog, can be very traumatic. To Molly's delight, however, the pain of losing the puppies was soon replaced by a sweet and unexpected encounter.

One day, the dog's human friends, Elle and Sara Moyle, witnessed the scene where Molly literally "stumbled" on a small solitary possum while playing in the backyard of their house. Without thinking twice, the marsupial - probably abandoned - climbed on the back of the Beagle and remained there, as if it were the most natural thing to do.


In a gesture that marked the beginning of a long and maternal friendship, the two animals, from that moment, were inseparable, as if the opossum had taken Molly for her foster mom. And for the dog, the little opossum is now practically a son. She waits for him, supervises him while he sleeps, plays with him and never misses a chance to "give him a lift" every time the opossum decides to climb on her back.

image: Twitter

 The two animals have literally found and chosen each other. It seems that fate, after a sad moment, has decided to join them in a wonderful relationship, improbable and very sweet at the same time!

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