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Opossums (Didelphimorphia) are the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. Nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America.

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) female hanging in tree by prehensile tail, North America

Opossums make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species.  ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE ANIMALS!

Opossums make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species.

Opossums have been around since the time of the dinosaurs & make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. Possums are unusually resistant to the venom of venomous snakes and are extremely unlikely to acquire rabies. They have 50 very sharp teeth, more than any land mammal

Opossums have been around since the time of the dinosaurs & make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. Possums are unusually resistant to the venom of venomous snakes and are extremely un

ALL OVER TEXAS ! !  These little cuties are very smart and are immune to rabies and rattlesnake venom! Opossum Facts: 10 Things You Never Knew About The Marsupial

10 Things You Never Knew About Opossums

These little cuties are very smart and are immune to rabies and rattlesnake venom! Opossum Facts: 10 Things You Never Knew About The Marsupial

Opossums have prehensil tails.

Many myths and legends revolve around animals. One such myth surrounds the opossum and his bare tail.

Quolls rest in tree hollows during the day and at night they feed on insects, rodents and occasionally, domestic chickens, they are marsupials and are found only in Australia.

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Quolls rest in tree hollows during the day and at night they feed on insects, rodents and occasionally, domestic chickens. Which marsupial is somewhere in between a kangaroo and a wallaby? Find the answer next.

Opossum. This is one of my favorites animals -- marsupial, nocturnal, well-adapted to survive human onslaught of their environment. I usually root for the underdog, but in this case, I will root for the Opossum. Why do people think they are ugly?

Opossum marsupial, nocturnal, well-adapted to survive human onslaught of their environment. I usually root for the underdog, but in this case, I will root for the Opossum. Why do people think they are ugly?

Melbourne-bound flight cancelled after plane hit a kangaroo on runway

Melbourne-bound flight cancelled after plane hit a kangaroo on runway

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Facts: The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial native to North America (except Mexico).  They rarely spread any disease to humans and may even reduce the incidence of Lyme disease.

The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial native to North America (except Mexico). They rarely spread any disease to humans and may even reduce the incidence of Lyme disease.

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