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Virginia Opossum

Didelpidae

Description:

Gray hair, flat pink feet and a long snout with a pink nose, A hairless prehensile tail. Females have pouches to carry their babies (Marsupial) They are immune to venomous snake bites.

Habitat:

I believe this one is living under our tool shed near the pine trees. He came out looking for food when the arctic air retreated and settled on eating the strung popcorn that was left on our white Spruce after the birds had taken the fringes. They can adjust to a varied diet. He had some apple I put out later. They are Scansorial, adapted to life in Trees.

Notes:

This is the first one I have seen since joining Noah. I took the pictures inside the house and he came back again after dark.

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3 Comments

armonia-201510
armonia-201510 6 years ago

It´s beautiful!! I love the color of his fingers and nose. Does he like humans or is he afraid of us?

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

too cute.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Thank You Marta!

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Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jan 10, 2014
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014

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