Red Dead Redemption 2 Opossum Locations - Virginia Opossums

Virginia opossums are one of the animals you can hunt in Red Dead Redemption 2. They’re relatively small rodents that feed on various things, and you can find them at a bunch of places around the map. There are a handful of focal points, though, where you’re guaranteed to run into at least one each time you go. If you’re hunting opossums and don’t know where to look for them, our Red Dead Redemption 2 opossum locations guide will help you.

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red dead redemption 2 opossum locations
Red Dead Redemption 2 Opossum Locations

Where to find opossums in RDR2?

The Virginia opossums are not the rarest beasts you’ll hunt – they can be found in quite a lot of places, but they’re quite small. That’s why we’ve decided to focus only on the most densely populated areas, which should increase your chances of running into one. You should also keep in mind they’re nocturnal, which means you’ll only be able to spot them during the night.

red dead redemption 2 where to find opossums
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The first one is all the way to the west, directly north of lake Owanjila, west of Mount Shann. Then there’s one between the estuaries of the Dakota River and the Upper Monatana River, southeast of Riggs Station. The third one’s along Ringneck Creek, north of Rhodes in Lemoyne. The fourth location is in the swamps north of Saint Denis, east of Lagras.

Like we said, make sure it’s night before you go looking for the opossums. There will be a bunch of animal activity, so you’ll probably have to spend some time looking for your prey amid all the snakes, birds, and even large predators. Once you’ve found it, use a bow with small arrows to minimize the damage you’ll do to the body and skin, which will increase your chances of getting a perfect pelt and a perfect carcass.

If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.



  1. J

    Yeah, deff at that spot south of Riggs Station. I crossed the river went up the bank, Opossum right there waiting for me. TY.

    1. The possum was called rodent on my screen because i hadnt studied it yet. If u see rodent it may be a possum. Good luck. Found mine south of Riggs

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    Amanda Threadgill

    Helped me after hours of not being able to find one… many thanks to you

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    Sam Right

    DO NOT use the small game arrows. That information is WRONG. Use the Varmint Rifle. It’s the correct weapon.

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      Jerissa Snovelle

      It says to use a varmint rifle, LOL.

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        @Jerissa Snovelle

        No it doesn’t.
        In the article above, it clearly states ” ..use a bow with small arrows to minimize the damage you’ll do to the body and skin, which will increase your chances of getting a perfect pelt and a perfect carcass ..”

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