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Virginia Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Notes:

There were two babies on my deck this morning. I put them under my deck. This one came back out but doesn't look too well. Not sure if he is sick or playing possum. I was worried because they were out in the daytime.



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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago
Virginia opossum
Didelphis virginiana Virginia opossum


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5 Comments

tlws
tlws 7 years ago

If you didn't see the mother at all, something may have happened to her. If you believe the other baby is still alive somewhere, maybe call DNR and see what they can do?

bgosman4
bgosman4 7 years ago

yes i knew it wasn't normal for them to be out in the daytime. the little one past away yesterday afternoon .i haven't seen the other one at all. i looked all around this morning. hopefully he is ok.

bgosman4
bgosman4 7 years ago

yes i knew it wasn't normal for them to be out in the daytime. the little one past away yesterday afternoon .i haven't seen the other one at all. i looked all around this morning. hopefully he is ok.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Something is definitely wrong if it was out during the day...

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

You're right; it doesn't look well at all. If the mother doesn't come back, perhaps you could see if there is a wildlife rehabber in your area.

bgosman4
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bgosman4

Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.71, Long: -76.23

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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