Definition of possum
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Ironically, the species in New Zealand that conservationists there expect to be toughest to deal with isn’t rats, possums, or stoats – but humans.
Scientists estimate that invasive stoats, rats, and possums kill 25 million native birds in the country every year.
Mr. Day began selling Andrew Marc leather jackets with possum lining for $800.
At one point, a large female deer bounded into the brush ahead of the ATV, leaving her very young fawn, possibly a newborn, hunkered down on the path playing possum.
The view Saturday allowed Unser to see some downtown revelers and even a possum, the latter of which became the subject of on-air discussion.
According to the district, a python growing to 13 feet typically eats in five to seven years one raccoon, one possum, four 5-foot alligators, 10 squirrels, 15 rabbits, 30 cotton rats, 72 mice and about three dozen birds.
Participants regularly see active nocturnal snakes, lizards, possums, bandicoots, birds, insects, and other wildlife.
In a battle to maintain its native flora and fauna, New Zealand engages in a constant struggle with feral tabbies, rabbits, possums, overgrazing deer, and other pests.
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