April 18th, 2015
Right front and right hind tracks.
tracks of right front and hind feet
tracks of both left feet
These are two baby opossums that are about 10 weeks old. We found eight of them in my backyard, the mom got hit by a car so we are nursing them until they're old enough to be released. Species: Didelphimorphia; Class: Marsupial
Road kill 4th road killed opossum this year
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...