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American O Possum

Didelphidae

Description:

A unique arboreal marsupial which has the habit of fainting, (playing dead) when startled. This one was crossing a street when a dog ran up to it barking. After a few minutes, after dog was called off, the opossum got up and walked off.

Habitat:

Reportedly in all 48 States. Resides mainly in forrests, but will also live in cites. This one was seen in Cushing Park, in Canton, Ga 30114.

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2 Comments

JOHN2
JOHN2 7 years ago

Thanks, some texts say they can make good pets, but not for ME anyway!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

nice spotting and story - good to hear that s/he wandered off again unharmed!

JOHN2
Spotted by
JOHN2

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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