The Travels of Tug 44


An Opossum making a rare daylight appearance in the Fort Edward Grasslands. They do not hibernate and when the winter temperature gets too brutal for night-time foraging, Possums switch to the warmer daytime hours.   high-res

Opossums forage for almost anything. They eat plant roots and shoots, bugs, carrion, small animals, frogs and anything they can catch, and they will raid your trash can. They are marsupials, they have a small belly pouch where the newborns live until they are weaned. It is not unusual to see a mother Possum carrying a dozen babies on her back.   high-res

The Opossum, aka Possum, part of nature's clean-up crew.

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