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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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Maximum-likelihood phylogeny of whole-genome single nucleotide polymorphisms of the FT7 Francisella tularensis isolate from a ringtail possum in Australia (boldface) with other Francisella species, including biovar japonica.
Our survey showed good results for Sugar Glider and Common Brushtail Possum and some possibilities for Antechinus, Feathertail Glider and Squirrel Glider.
Once the scores are known, it is possible to estimate the predicted risk for mortality using the following P POSSUM equation for mortality (1).
Possum Comitatus, who writes the blog Pollytics, became influential during the 2007 federal election campaign due to the accuracy of his analyses, mainly because his questions of the polling data were different from those being asked by journalists working in the mainstream media (Nash, 2008).
There are also plans to reintroduce a colony of ringtail possums, which are much smaller in size, to the municipality, and McKenzie wants the animals to have the best possible chance at survival.
Once you have read the story of Blossom Possum to the children try the following:
BATTLE: Firefighters tackle the blaze from the air and on the ground DANGER: Flames leap into the air as the raging fire threatens a house SAVED: The as yet unfinished home at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas
Sad to say, most folks who live in Dixie no longer "keep eatin' possum till they can't eat no more," which they were still doing back in the 1940s, when entertainer Al Jolson, who sang those words in his seminal Southern ballad, "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
The back-and-forth includes lamenting about lack of practice, news of game-changing equipment purchases, gentle reminders about the victory that got away last year, debate over the annual tweaking of the scoring system and, of course, possum sightings.
One creature there--the white possum (technically, the northern lemuroid ringtail)--is on the verge of extinction.