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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opossum

The opossum is a marsupial of the order Didelphimorphia endemic to the Americas. 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 Great American Interchange ...

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Habitat. Habitats are diverse, ranging from arid to moist, wooded to open fields. Opossums prefer environments near streams or swamps. They take shelter in burrows of other animals, tree cavities, brush piles, and other cover. They sometimes den in attics and garages where they may make a messy nest.

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Of the 100+ opossum species in the world, the most common and recognizable in the United States is the Virginia opossum. Below, explore facts about the Virginia opossum including its habits and how to identify damage. General Facts »; Geography »; Habitat »; Diet »; Behavior »; Identify Damage »; Fun Facts »; Related ...

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Learn more about opossums: the only marsupial found in North America.

www.terrierman.com/lifehabitatpossum.htm

Opossum Life and Habitat. Opossums, or possums, are the smallest and the stupidest of American terrier quarry. A possum will normally weigh between three and eight pounds, and the brain case of the animal is so small that the skull has a prominent bone ridge whose sole purpose is to give the possum a large enough  ...

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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 build their own shelters. They take cover in abandoned dens or nests of other animals such as from skunks and foxes. They will also take cover in sheds or old  ...

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Habitat. Opossum The Virginia opossum lives in a wide-variety of habitats including deciduous forests, open woods and farmland. It tends to prefer wet areas like marshes, swamps and streams.

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Sep 20, 2016 ... Habitat. The common opossum and Virginia opossum are found in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and Canada. Though they aren't picky about where they hang out, opossums love trees and will stay aloft in trees as much as possible. They also prefer areas that are wet, like ...

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Opossums, generally referred to as 'Didelphimorpias' are small marsupials that are found in Central and Southern America. Opossums have lived in the Americas for around 55 million years probably evolving from the basic South American marsupials of the late Cretaceous period. They have now spread northwards as far ...