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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

Date

May 3, 2016

Place

CBTis 165 (Google, OSM)

Description

Perdieron a su madre por impacto antópico y ahora con ayuda de alumnos, se cuidan y rehabilitan las crías para su posterior liberación.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

beartracker

Date

November 29, 2015

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Tail drag of an opossum. It was captured on trail camera and tracks indicated who made this.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

kharenichino

Date

February 20, 2016

Description

February 20, 2016. 3AM, the weather was 56 degrees Fahrenheit, clear sky. Upon coming home from a night out, there were rummaging near the dumpster in front of the apartment complex. When approached, the mammal was started yet did not run away and continued to rummage through the trash. It was about 2 feet in length, had beady eyes, rough looking hair with patches of gray and dark gray, with a white face. The ears were protruding out from its white face and had long, firm, hairless tail. It was alone and was tearing at the corner of trash bags.

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

bluets15

Date

May 5, 2016 07:37 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

Observer

alberto18

Date

May 3, 2016 01:22 PM HST

Description

Áreas verdes del Cbtis 165

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

Observer

alberto18

Date

May 3, 2016 01:22 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Áreas verdes del Cbtis 165

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

christopher38

Date

September 15, 2015 07:49 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

April 30, 2016 10:00 AM CDT

Description

Dead

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

naturenut

Date

May 2, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

Observer

adolfoartavia

Date

April 30, 2016 04:07 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

katie38

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Date

April 30, 2016
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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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