Sunday, November 25, 2012

Opossums. opossum

  • Opossum Facts: 10 Things You Never Knew About The Marsupial

    But first, the burning question: is it opossum or possum? In 1608, Capt. John Smith coined the word opossum from the word "opassum," the Algonquian term meaning "white animal.

  • NC judge halts Brasstown's Opossum Drop

    Brasstown is known as the Possum Capital of the South, and at the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, the city will hosts its annual Possum Drop in which a live possum in a Plexiglas cage will be lowered to celebrate the coming of the New Year. The possum ...

  • Susan Reinhardt on the Brasstown possum scandal

    After reading the story in the paper about a ruling that ends a two-decade tradition of lowering a possum in a holiday, jazzed-up box at midnight on New Year's Eve, I felt a bit of outrage.

  • Maine's marsupials: Opossums continue to move north

    A young female opossum growls while in its indoor pen at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray on Oct. 22, with her two sisters. All three opossums, rescued from the side of the road near Freeport, will likely be placed in the outdoor exhibit at the park ...

  • Natural Life of the Lost Coast: The Virginia Opossum

    When mature enough, the young opossums may cling to their mother's back when she is on the move. The average litter size is six to eight kits, and the female may have two litters a year.

  • Fun with opossums

    Discounting Oprah, left-handed threads and that spray cheese in a can, there are really only two things in this world for which I harbor strong opinions as to their uselessness: Opossums and the laws of physics. As far removed from each other as two ...

  • Encouraging word heard seldom heard for wiley coyote in Kansas

    Neither do they speak well of the raccoon, opossum or skunk. Even the professional ... Mice also figure in the diets of raccoons, opossums and skunks, although raccoons especially are opportunistic about eating anything, the specialists said. If you ...

  • EPM: Update on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

    Risk factors for EPM in horses not only include presence of opossum populations but also any factors that might cause a horse stress and, thus, impair his immune system, Howe said.

  • Where Do the Wild Ones Go?

    Raccoons, opossums and squirrels, for instance, would have been safer than mice, who probably felt the full brunt of the storm in parts of the city that were flooded.

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