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North American Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Description:

Two young Opossums broke into our outside Aviary through the netting. This one tried to hide behind a single branch. It then stuck its tongue out and sat up a little. When it got tired of me taking photographs, it turned and squeezed through the tiny hold it made as seen in the last image.

Habitat:

Backyard aviary. "The Virginia opossum was not originally native to the Western United States. It was intentionally introduced into the West during the Great Depression, probably as a source of food, and now occupies much of the Pacific coast. Its range has been expanding steadily northward into Canada."


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13 Comments

Thank you Leanne!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 4 years ago

Oh how cute! Lovely series Cindy.

Thank you Carol and Bhagya! They sure are :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

super super cute......

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 4 years ago

I think opossums are super cute. I saw one huge one at night by the pond in my yard. It was so cool. No photo though. Great job!

Thanks Gary!

Thank you Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Nice capture and series!

Thank you Rob, Ava and Jared! Our Wood Ducks were not happy about these visitors since they came to eat their food.

RobThacker
RobThacker 4 years ago

So cute

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Uh-oh; must have freaked out the birds!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 4 years ago

Love this spotting, great camera work! Keep it up!

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.03

Spotted on May 1, 2014
Submitted on May 2, 2014

Reference

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