Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WW: Baby possum

(This is Didelphis virginiana, the only marsupial native to Canada and the States. It isn't native to the North Coast though, and when I was a kid we never saw them.

Apparently the species was introduced in the mid-20th century by immigrant Southerners, who like to hunt and eat them.

Since we do not, the local population exploded, and from the Nineties possums have become among the most commonly viewed wildlife in settled areas.

This one is about the size of a man's fist, and living under the deck.)
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