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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_opossum

The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), commonly known as the North American .... Besides discouraging animals that eat live prey, playing possum also ... The Virginia opossum does not hibernate, although it may remain sheltered ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opossum

The opossums are marsupial mammals of the order Didelphimorphia /daɪˌdɛlf ᵻˈmɔːrfiə/). The largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, it comprises 103 or more species in 19 genera. Opossums originated in South America, and entered North America in the .... Sweet potatoes were eaten together with the possum in America's southern ...

www.dfwwildlife.org/opossum.html

Opossums are the only North American marsupials. They carry their young first in the uterus, just as other mammals do, and then later in an external ... Opossums eat fruits, snakes (opossums are immune to all types of snake venom, except ...

www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Animals/Archives/2015/Opossums.aspx

Mar 30, 2015 ... OFTEN REVILED AS RAT-TAILED, beady-eyed, trash-eating pests, opossums could be ... But as marsupials, female opossums do have two sets of reproductive organs, making them unique among North American mammals.

www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-opossums

Nov 14, 2012 ... However, there are true possums – just not in the North American neck of ... which incites them to eat the skeletons of rodents and road kill they ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/group/opossums

Learn more about opossums: the only marsupial found in North America. ... Did You Know? The opossum eats anything, including garbage. Tweet This ...

www.opossum.org

The National Opossum Society is a not-for-profit charity, dedicated to ... Admittedly, opossums do carry fleas (as do all wild and some domestic animals). ... They catch and eat rats, roof rats, mice, and they consume dead animals of all ... loss of North America's only marsupial, and the Earth's oldest surviving mammal family.

www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/55031.aspx

Aug 16, 2010 ... The opossum (also called possum) is the only marsupial (female with a pouch) in North America. They are about the size of a cat, have black to ...

www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

Apr 18, 2014 ... At night, when you catch sight of an opossum in your car headlights, you are ... Home · What We Do · Science Program · Discover Ecology · Trails & Campus · Who We Are · DONATE ... They're America's only babies-in-the pouch marsupial. ... They eat grubs and insects and even mice, working over the ...

www.humanesociety.org/animals/opossums/tips/solving_problems_opossums.html

May 6, 2013 ... Opossums are North America's only marsupial. ... far from being a nuisance, opossums can be beneficial for your garden, eating snails, slugs, ...