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    • Didelphimorphia
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Recent observations

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Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

September 26, 2014 06:31 PM ART

Description

Footprints.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Opposum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

thewayfarer21

Date

December 28, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

danwright

Date

the past

Description

Underneath walking on soft mud, on river's edge

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

danwright

Date

the past

Description

About ten feet up from the river

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

tomnickell001

Date

July 27, 2012 09:11 AM CDT

Description

Caught in a live trap and released.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

jonahevans

Date

September 28, 2014 07:20 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

ivanjaramillo

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

It was like a rat but more big and fat.
It was on a zone that was dark because they live it places like that.
It had a partner that was female and I guess that the other one was male.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

pkleeman

Date

September 21, 2014 09:34 AM PDT

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Large American Opossums Genus Didelphis

Observer

pritamghale

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

it was in the parking lot....

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

September 21, 2014 11:24 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

chrishyde

Date

September 21, 2014 02:54 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

manuelnevarez

Date

July 19, 2014
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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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