Opossum in tree in back yard...
roadkill observed this morning 7a, on County View road near the Cedar Ridge Preserve. It looks like it was crossing the road to get back to the Preserve when it was hit. Cedar Ridge Preserve runs adjacent to this Road
Didelphis virginiana, the Virginia opossum; Volusia county, Florida; 29 April 2015. http://phostracks.com.
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...