Friday, November 23, 2007

Does anyone know what a Possum looks like???

Seriously, do you actually know what a Possum looks like? I now know what it looks like, but a few months ago, when somebody was talking about one, the first thing that came into my mind was this:

But in actual fact, this is not a Possum, it's an Armadillow!

Then, I thought it might be this:

But again, this is not a Possum, it's an Ant-Eater

I am convinced that the average person doesn't know what it looks like, and if asked, they'l mention one of the above species.

So, here is what a real Possum looks like:

So cute! Bet you didn't think that's what it looks like!

You might think i'm either mad, or just a loser for bringing this up, but it's something that must be thought about.

Here is some info on the furry creatures:

  • Possums are small marsupials with brown or grey fur, ranging in size and weight from the length of a finger or 170 grams (6 ounces) ,to the length of 120 centimetres (four feet) or 14.5 kilograms (32 pounds). All possums are nocturnal and omnivorous, hiding in a nest in a hollow tree during the day and coming out during the night to forage for

If you are in any way actually interested in Possums and want to learn more about them, check out The Possum Pages

click here to see baby possum in action

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