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Recent observations

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

February 4, 2016

Description

A few of the common nocturnal mammals are back at the bird bath after having been absent for several weeks of cold weather in January.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Opossums Order Didelphimorphia

Observer

jlaur954

Date

February 8, 2016 10:43 AM EST

Description

I observed this on Old County Home Road in Asheville, NC on February 8, 2016 at about 10 am. It appears that it was hit by a car and the car only ran over its head. It didn't appear to have worms or any other parasites that were visible.

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

taogirl

Date

February 3, 2016

Description

Not sure what happened to kill this animal. Since it was in the street would seem likely hit by a car but am wondering about the bricks and concrete near its body. Hope that people did not kill this animal deliberately. There is so much misunderstanding about Possums.

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

cullen

Date

January 13, 2016 12:51 AM CST

Description

Game Cam

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

cullen

Date

January 10, 2016 01:46 AM CST

Description

Game Cam

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No photos or sounds

What

Opossums Family Didelphidae

Date

February 3, 2016

Place

Niles,NY (Google, OSM)

Description

Eating out of the trash can

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

February 6, 2016

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No photos or sounds

What

Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

Observer

adolfoartavia

Date

February 6, 2016 05:56 AM PST

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What

Large American Opossums Genus Didelphis

Observer

onildo_marini

Date

November 5, 2015 07:38 AM GST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bioaz

Date

January 2, 2016

Description

Discovered recently deceased specimen of Didelphis virginia californica lying in the bottom of Apache Canyon. No signs of trauma and I suspect it may have froze due to several cold fronts earlier in the week.

UTM: 12R 479530 3488114

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

alejandro27

Date

November 4, 2015 01:40 PM CST

Description

Tlacuache, zarigüeya (Didelphis virginiana)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

Observer

adolfoartavia

Date

February 4, 2016 08:33 AM PST
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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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