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Rabies can be found in wild animals including raccoons, opossums, foxes and bats.
One lineage produced the marsupials, such as kangaroos and opossums, which finish development in a pouch.
According to the post, the opossum became stuck in a drain.
The second-growth forest, mostly maple and beech trees and a few 500-year-old northern white cedars, also provides a habitat for bald eagles, barred owls, porcupines and opossums.
Other examples of convergence include the rise of flight among birds, bats, insects, and pterodactyls, and the evolution of opposable thumbs in primates, pandas, and opossums.
Humans love pigs and goats, but opossums may have a bit of an image problem.
Along with coyotes have come rodents, opossums and snakes, as well as an endless stream of mosquitoes whose populations have exploded in the standing pools of water in the open cans.
Species common to the plantation include Whitetail deer (30+ years of trophy management), Eastern Turkey, Wild hogs, Bob Cats, Coyote and small game such as squirrels, rabbits, opossum and armadillo.
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Origin and Etymology of opossum
First Known Use: 1610See Words from the same year
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Definition of opossum for English Language Learners
: a somewhat small white or gray animal that is usually active at night and that lives in North and South America and in Australia
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