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Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Description:

Baby possums

Habitat:

Under a tree at the University of Temnessee's campus.


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25 Comments (1–25)

mfmhendrix
mfmhendrix 5 years ago

Cute but FEROCIOUS! :)

Beverly by the sea
Beverly by the sea 5 years ago

Aww! I love Opossums!!!! Such a cute pic.!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 5 years ago

Very nice!!

Great find JDMallory ,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Congratulations JDMallory ! Well deserved. Such cuties !! and thanks for sharing..

Congratulations !

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

So cute.....congratulations!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Congratulations!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

wow!!! so cute... Congratz......

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Congratulations tiny toothy guys (you too JD)

Tom15
Tom15 5 years ago

Congrats on this very cute SOTD!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

congrats and very cute SOTD!

Kyle A
Kyle A 5 years ago

Congrats JD. A well earned SotD.

Yasser
Yasser 5 years ago

JD, congrats! This collegiate duo has earned you Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing this great encounter and thanks to ForestDragon for adding some interesting bits of information!

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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

These two are adorable. What they are doing is called gaping. Adults do this as well. It's pretty much a bluff to ward off potential attackers. They say "look at how fierce I am!" Most folks know that this species will play "dead" when threatened as well.
Generally, they are docile and want to be left alone. These two have probably been weaned recently (hopefully), since they are either in the pouch or ride on mom's back until they are weaned, normally.

Since you know the species, it would be fantastic if you would add the scientific name:
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Wonderful! Did you get hissed at?

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

adorable!

Kyle A
Kyle A 5 years ago

Great spotting! Even as babies they look pretty aggressive. Thanks for sharing.

GhostBurglar
GhostBurglar 5 years ago

Normally these are very scary or weird but the baby opossum are cute :3

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 5 years ago

Haa...so cute!

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 5 years ago

Wheres mama?

RobThacker
RobThacker 5 years ago

Such a good shot! (did you say something to make them laugh)

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

so cute JD!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

adorable! excellent spotting JD!

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Wow! They are definitely ready to defend themselves! Great shot!

JDMallory
Spotted by
JDMallory

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.05, Long: -85.30

Spotted on May 28, 2014
Submitted on May 30, 2014

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