Opossum

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Opossum

Opossum (Didelphimorphia), commonly called possums, are 60-plus types of little to medium-sized marsupials extensive in the Western Hemisphere.

These excellent tree mountain climbers typical 76 cm long from nose to tail, and also weigh between 4 to 6 kg. Opossums are omnivores, preying on mice, serpents, birds, pests and also sometimes eat fruits, nuts as well as lawn.

A very sluggish runner, a Opossum when collared by its predator generally “play possum”, resembling a dead animal by existing still on the ground, eyes closed and its ear extended up until such time an adjustment making an escape comes.

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