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The Opossum is a marsupial, which means that it has a pouch in which the babies develop. A basic animal, the Opossum has 32 sharp teeth, more than any other living mammal, grasping feet, and a prehensile tail that allows it to hang from tree limbs. When attacked, this animal can fall into a deep state of shock, sometimes called ‘playing possum’. This is a mechanism for escaping from predation.
Latin Name: Didelphis virginiana
Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp
Diet: Fruits, Nuts, Bird Eggs, Insects, Carrion