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Virginia Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Description:

North America's only native marsupial, the Virginia Opossum is cat-sized with coarse grey fur, rat-like prehensile tails, and even opposable thumbs, they are found in almost all of both the east and west North American coasts.

Habitat:

They live in deciduous woodlands typically near wetlands and are commonly found near neighborhood garbage sites.

Notes:

At Teatown we enjoy the company of our ambassador Virginia Opossums. Opossums only live for about three years so unfortunately we know a few. Our current possum educator is Annabelle, and Miss Annabelle is unable to be released due to head injuries.

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SaraPaige626
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SaraPaige626

New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2013
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013

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