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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

ericisley

Date

December 7, 2002

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Date

December 17, 2014 11:30 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

dominic

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

Found it dead underneath a fallen tree stump.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

dwest

Date

the past

Description

Been watching an opposum corpse deteriorate for most of this year. Was very recognizable at first but a little grim looking now. Withholding picture for now.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

naturenut

Date

December 15, 2014

Description

went back today and it was still there,not playing it's dead :(

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Date

December 14, 2014 02:20 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Date

December 11, 2014 01:48 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

danwright

Date

December 13, 2014

Description

In sand

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

December 11, 2014 11:56 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

naturenut

Date

December 11, 2014

Description

I saw it across the creek dead this morning

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

hydaticus

Date

November 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

maltenberger

Date

December 1, 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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