tracks of both right feet
Possible Opossum spp.
Track & stride length.
Soft sand substrate.
Track of probable Opossum on sandy LOS wash.
One set of several tracks seen along much of the LOS transect. Appears to be of same animal throughout. Direction of tracks followed both North & South along the LOS Wash and also across it.
Species or "Mexican" sub species is unknown. The substrate was dry & sandy and tracks appeared to be more than one day old. Difficult to accurately access stride and length of stride.
Verification is required as tracks of this animal have been documented over previous transect observations without positive verification.
A Virginia Opossum at Sachuest Point NWR.
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...