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The opossums, also known as possums, are marsupial mammals of the order Didelphimorphia .... Adult opossums do not hang from trees by their tails, as sometimes depicted, though babies may dangle temporarily. ... The tail is occasionally used as a grip to carry bunches of leaves or bedding materials to the nest. A mother ...

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Opossums live in or near wooded areas, especially those near water. They are adapted to edge habitats and are often found in urban areas. Opossums do not ...

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However, though the opossum does use his prehensile tail to assist in ... adopt the high life, even to the point of recycling an old squirrel's nest, they much prefer  ...

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Opossums usually live alone, having a home range of 10 to 50 acres (4 to 20 ha). Young appear to ... Once alarmed, opossums do not run rapidly. They will ...

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Nest materials are carried in their coiled tail. To avoid predators ... (Contrary to myth, opossums do not hang upside down by their tails when sleeping.) ...

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Aug 16, 2010 ... Learn some interesting opossum facts. Did you know when an opossum plays dead, it is involuntary? Learn more about this amazing animal, ...

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Learn more about opossums: the only marsupial found in North America. ... Opossums nest in tree holes or in dens made by other animals. ... Did You Know ?

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In any setting they very rarely live to see their third year. Behavior ... Contrary to popular belief, opossums do not hang by their tails. The tail is an extra “grasping  ...

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In order to understand where possums live, it would be better to understand their way of living. Possums are primarily nocturnal mammals, which means they are ...

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The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is more closely related to ... They often use their flexible tails for balance, or to hold nesting material when climbing,  ...