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- On December 8, 2014
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Trivia Question: True or False?
Opossums are the only North American marsupial and have pouches, like Kangaroos.
Correct Trivia Answer:
TRUE – The opossum is the only marsupial in North America. Like other marsupials, the blind, helpless young develop in a pouch.
A opossum is a whitish or grayish mammal about the size of a house cat. Under fur is dense with sparse guard hairs. Its face is long and pointed, its ears rounded and hairless. Maximum length is 40 inches; the rat-like tail is slightly less than half the total length. The tail may be unusually short in northern opossums due to loss by frostbite. Parts of the ears are lost to frostbite too. Opossums may weigh as much as 14 pounds; males average 6 to 7 pounds and females average 4 pounds.