Appears to have brown face fur possibly due to being dirty. Half of it's tail appears to be covered in mud. Any other explanations for it's strange coloration are appreciated.
Poor opossum. Roadkill near crosswalk just west of Figueroa and Exposition Blvd, near California Science Center.
tracks of all four feet
Apologies...Photo not for those with weak stomachs...
I disturbed the feasting black vulture when I stopped. Was afraid it was a DOR Texas Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus).
Zorro pelón (Didelphis marsupialis). Pastizales y bosque a 300m.
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...