Adaptation of an Opossum?

Answer Opossums, like kangaroos, are marsupials, mammals with pouches in which mothers nurse and transport their young. In fact, they are North America's only indigenous marsupials. As a species, they als... Read More »

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How to Draw an Opossum?

Opossums are furry marsupials of the western hemisphere. Their tales are prehensile, although not strong enough to allow them to sleep hanging upside down, despite the myth!

Why don't we pronounce the o in opossum?

The pronunciation of opossum, which does not include the first "o," is an example of aphesis. Aphesis refers to the process of not saying weakly stressed syllables at the start of a word. Aphesis o... Read More »

Can an opossum carry rabies?

Opossums rarely contract rabies due to their low body temperature. However, because they are mammals, it is possible for them to both carry the virus and pass on rabies to humans through the saliva... Read More »

Homemade Opossum Repellent?

Opossums are creatures that usually only come out at night. They eat birds, insects, fruits, berries and dead animals in your yard. Although they are generally harmless to humans, the sight of an o... Read More »