Opossum
Didelphis virginiana

f5.6 @ 1/80s, ISO:1000, Nikon D300 w zoom @ 86mm


"Opossum," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Opossums make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. They are also commonly called possums, though that term technically refers to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. Didelphimorphs are small to medium-sized marsupials, with the largest just exceeding the size of a large house cat, and the smallest the size of a small mouse. They tend to be semi-arboreal omnivores, although there are many exceptions. Most members of this taxon have long snouts, a narrow braincase, and a prominent sagittal crest.
Waquoit, Massachusetts
 
07/15/2007