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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

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 19, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

Description

Found dead; called in to animal control (near a playground area).

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Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

February 3, 2011

Description

Footprints.

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

January 20, 2011

Description

Footprints.

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What

White-eared Opossum Didelphis albiventris

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

February 26, 2012

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Square

What

Big-eared Opossum Didelphis aurita

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

August 22, 2013

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Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

November 16, 2013

Description

Looking for food in the garbage.

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Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

October 7, 2013

Description

Juvenile.

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What

Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

nhmordenana

Date

September 10, 2014 08:07 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

rehb

Date

September 13, 2014 09:45 PM CST

Description

Opossum approximately 30 feet up in the high branches of a tree in the back garden. It was first observed on the same branch outside the upstairs window where we recently saw a family of Raccoons, then it climbed higher and moved across to this tree.

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Square

Observer

murcidrea

Date

November 10, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

cspnl

Date

September 10, 2014 11:20 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Opossum on top of board near top of wooden fence, for size comparison, 10 vertical boards is 22 inches (approximated length of animal, including tail). This is approximately 5 or 6 feet vertically higher than one seen in recent observation and the animal is facing North here. Went outside and used flash for this observation-alerted to presence by dog barking.

Photos / Sounds

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

cspnl

Date

September 1, 2014 03:49 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I'm not sure how well you can see this night shot. The dog woke us up, barking at the opossum on the wall, approximately 8 feet high. First photo, he's looking toward the camera. Second photo, he turned his head south (facing left) so we see his profile- to continue walking on the wall. Sorry the quality is so bad, that was with the porch light on, and I wasn't going outside with him to get a better photo.

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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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