Virginia Opossum

The common opossum

Description

They have mainly thick, gray and white fur.

Weight- 8- 13lbs

Length- 2.5

Females have pouches

Live up to 2 years

Home and Habitat

Range: forests, farmland, open woods, marshes, swamps and streams

Nests: Leaf nests in a tree, abandoned burrows, logs or rock piles

BABIES!!

Two to three litters a year

~7-8 Extremely underdeveloped young born

Half the young born don't make it to the pouch.

Once in the pouch, another 50-60 days to finish developing

Hang around on mother's back for 4-6 weeks


They aren't endangered

Favorite foods

They are omnivores
They also find food by its sense of smell

FUN FACT!

They don't sleep upside down by their tails

Thanks to...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_opossum
www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/virginia_opossum.htm
www.nhptv.org/natureworks/opossum.htm
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Didelphis_virginiana/
www.nsrl.ttu.edu/tmot1/didevirg.htm