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possum

a member of the family Phalangeridae, of marsupials. Insectivorous and frugiferous these squirrel-like animals have a beautiful dense fur and a prehensile tail. There are a number of species including brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus spp.), ring-tailed possum (Pseudochirus spp.), phalangers or gliding possums (Petaurus spp.).
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This combination of logging and wildfire threatens the remaining unburnt habitat of Victoria's faunal emblem, the endangered Lead-beater's possum.
com) Twitter users who posted about the raccoons and possums being the reason for Taft being on a lockdown didn't immediately come back to the mini blog to correct their tweets, but others soon over took the rumors, leading the social media site erupt with condolences for those who were involved in the shooting.
Up to 564 cat attack cases on ringtail possums have been reported in the last year alone, making up the biggest part of total cat attacks on wildlife.
Nostalgia aside, possum has a great deal to offer as a dietary staple.
One creature there--the white possum (technically, the northern lemuroid ringtail)--is on the verge of extinction.
From the Royal Tour Eye Trio, Kanga Rouge lipstick and the lipglass in Possum Nose Pink, the collection comes in bright packaging emblazoned with Edna's glasses.
To find how to help stop the killer possums from thawing out, please visit the 3 Phases website http://www.
1) Diego the saber-tooth tiger (voice of Denis Leary) and Crash the possum (Seann William Scott) face global warming in ``Ice Age: The Meltdown.
FULL THROTTLE: Diego the tiger takes Sid the sloth in hand' POSSUM PALS: Josh Peck and William Scott
161 Recce Flight deployed to Bien Hoa in 1965 and its Possum callsign was heard in the crowded skies until Australian operations ceased in 1972.
The good news is he's found the last female mammoth on earth, the bad news is she thinks she's a possum.