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Virginia Opossum picture and information (Didelphis virginiana) – sergeant’s pet care products
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Virginia Opossum picture and information (Didelphis virginiana) – sergeant’s pet care products

The opossums are the American representatives of the ancient order of Marsupials - a wonderfully varied group of mammals now limited to America and Australasia. Throughout the order the young are born in an embryonic condition and are transferred to teats located in an external pocket or pouch in the skin of the abdomen, where they complete their development. The kangaroos are among the most striking members of this group. Numerous species of opossums are known, all peculiar to America and distributed from the eastern United States to Patagonia. The Virginia opossum, the largest of all the species, is characterized by its coarse hair, piglike snout, naked ears, and long, hairless, prehensile tail. Its toes are long, slender, and so widely spread that its footprints on the muddy border o...