The quality of the picture is poor as the opossum was in my basement and got startled by me coming in and ran away. I tried to get a good picture but it was just too fast.
A Virginia Opossum at the Lewisville Lake spillway.
predated or scavenged in woods
At the North Spit "water hole" willow patch.
The walking trail of an opossum along the shore of the Columbia River.
Observed during 4pm nature walk in the pollinator garden at NHM
The second specimen that I observed was the Virginia opossum which I found on 43 South Street on 11/21/2013 in Bedford Virginia. This creature was sitting on the side of the road across from a little farm house and a pond which I’m sure was stocked with fish and home to a variety of crustaceans which is a food source for the opossum. An old farmhouse filled with bales of hay t was located several feet away could have been the opossum’s nesting spot. The hay could have protected it from the harsh weather.
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...