Virginia Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

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The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), commonly known as the North American opossum, is a marsupial found in North America. It is the only marsupial found north of Mexico. In the United States, it is typically referred to simply as a possum. It is a solitary and nocturnal animal about the size of a domestic cat. It is a successful opportunist. It is familiar to many North Americans as it is often seen near towns, rummaging through...

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  1. (c) Greg Hanisek, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12945651
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didelphis_virginiana

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Asm status Least Concern