D-59 OPOSSUMS Jeffrey J. Jackson Extension Wildlife Specialist Warnell School of Forest Resources University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 30602 Fig. 1.
Opossums in Rhode Island The opossum, Didelphis virginiana , is one of the world's oldest living mammals. Nicknamed the living fossil, the opossum dates back to the days of the dinosaur.
Opossums Prior to European settlement of North America, the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginianus, Fig. 1) was found only in Central America and the southeastern
If you are not interested in attracting opossums: ô Do not leave pet food or trash outdoors at night. This is always an invitation to dinner. ô Pick fruit and garden crops when they are ripe to discourage opossums, and do not leave rotten fruit or crops on the ground. ô Eliminate brush piles, dilapidated ...
GENERAL INFORMATION The opossum, Didelphis marsupialis , is the only mammal in California with an abdominal pouch for carrying its young. Opossums are cat-sized or larger.
Pure white opossums with black eyes and ears also have been observed. Likewise, typical pink-eyed albino opossums have been found but are a rare occurrence.
OPOSSUMS FACTS • Opossums lived during the Age of the Dinosaurs... fossil remains have been found from 70 million years ago! This means that the opossum is part of the Earth's oldest surviving mammal family.
A link was made between an opossum parasite and the horse disease when researchers in Kentucky and Florida found a DNA match between protozoans taken from nervous tissue of affected horses and Sarcocystis falcatula organisms obtained from opossums and birds.
I Found a Baby Opossum….What Do I Do? Anytime you find a baby opossum alone, it is in need of help, call the Center for instructions. Opossums in the Yard Opossums often take the blame for damage caused by other animals.
Name: _____ Opossums by Liana Mahoney On your back, three joeys ride. Pink-nosed babies blink, wide-eyed. Omnivore, your appetite Sends you stalking through the night.