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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

Where does the Opossum live?

The opossum is a marsupial that lives in the Americas.
There are many different species of opossums, but the most common and widespread one is the Virginia opossum, which is the only opossum found in the United States and Canada.
The Virginia opossum prefers woody habitats, such as deciduous forests, swamps, and thickets near water sources.
However, it is also highly adaptable and can survive in urban areas, where it feeds on garbage, carrion, and other food sources.

Other species of opossums are native to Central and South America, where they inhabit a variety of habitats, such as rainforests, savannas, grasslands.
Some examples of opossums from Central and South America are the common opossum, the water opossum, the woolly opossum, and the mouse opossum.
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What does the Opossum look like?

An opossum is a small to medium-sized marsupial that has a long, pointed snout, a pink nose, black eyes, and grayish-white fur.

It has a long, hairless, prehensile tail that it uses to grasp branches and balance.

It also has opposable thumbs on its hind feet and a pouch on its belly where it carries its young.

Opossums have 50 teeth, more than any other North American mammal, and they use them to eat a variety of foods, such as fruits, insects, eggs, and carrion.

Opossums are found in many parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.

They are nocturnal and solitary animals that usually live in burrows, hollow trees, or under buildings.

They are not very fast or agile, so they rely on their ability to play dead when threatened by predators.

This is an involuntary reaction that causes them to become stiff, drool, and emit a foul odor.

Opossums are the only marsupials in North America and they are related to kangaroos, koalas, and wombats.

They are also one of the oldest living mammals, dating back to the early Miocene epoch, about 20 million years ago.
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