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Didelphis marsupialis


The common opossum is similar in size to a house cat. The fur of the opossum is actually yellow in the under-fur, but is hidden by the longer black guard-hairs that cover it, while the tail, fingers, and face are lighter "with the tail being without fur, somewhat similar to a giant rat tail." It can measure nearly 20 inches long.


Is a mammal species living from the northeast of Mexico to Bolivia, including the Lesser Antilles, where it is called manicou.It prefers the woods, but can also live in fields and cities.


I´ve foun this mammal round my neighborhood, which is located in a suburb of the city (Querétaro). The surroundings are partly fields and non developed urban areas.

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1 Comment

keithp2012 7 years ago

Looks so different than ones here who are fluffier and fatter

El Pueblito, Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.55, Long: -100.41

Spotted on Oct 22, 2011
Submitted on Oct 22, 2011


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