Opossums

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Whether you call it an opossum or possum, this nocturnal mammal is one of our most unique. The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is more closely related to kangaroos than to any other mammal in North America. Its tail can hold objects and it has the uncanny ability to play dead for up to six hours to deter predators. Learn More

Opossums and people rarely come into conflict. If an opossum dens in an undesirable location, usually the best solution is patience; the animal will probably move on after a few days. Learn More