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    • Opossums
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    • Didelphimorphia
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Recent observations

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

kotenburg

Date

July 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Opossums Family Didelphidae

Observer

abarker

Date

August 9, 2014 10:59 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Opossums Order Didelphimorphia

Observer

annakat

Date

August 4, 2014

Description

Around 8" long, with its head taking up almost half its length, with white fur and a pointed snout. It looked like it was a baby opossum.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 12, 2014

Description

came up on this dead opossum yesterday tried to get a photo of it but it stunk to bad so I went back today but the mower ran over it

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

ryan4681

Date

August 10, 2014 07:49 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 17, 2013

Description

Found stuck in garbage barrel on MBL dock. Rescued and released.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

justjohn

Date

August 4, 2014 10:52 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

justjohn

Date

August 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

earevalohuezo

Date

July 30, 2014 05:34 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

clairealt

Date

February 4, 2013 09:00 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

nvarvel

Date

May 16, 2012

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray Four-eyed Opossum Philander opossum

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

April 9, 2013
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Description from Wikipedia

Opossums (colloquially possums) (Didelphimorphia, /daɪˌdɛlfɨˈmɔrfiə/) make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. They are also commonly called possums, though that term technically refers to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. The Virginia opossum was the first animal to be named an opossum; usage of the name was published in 1610. The word opossum was borrowed from the Virginia Algonquian (Powhatan) language in the form...

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