Virginia Opossum - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Mammal, Urban Adapter

  • A medium-sized (4-14 pounds) mammal
  • Primary range is mostly eastern United States
  • Mostly nocturnal
  • An overall gray appearance with furless ears and long tail
  • Habitat includes woodlands, wetlands, prairies, and yards
  • Omnivorous, eating fish, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, eggs, insects, fruit, vegetables, and other green vegetation, and scavenges dead animals.