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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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After 30 minutes of chipping at the plaster around the possum, it managed to drop back outside and scarper.
The Little River Trap Library and Lyttelton Primary School were given more than 50 traps and bait worth about $8000 for their work to control rats, possums and stoats on Banks Peninsula and in Lyttelton, funded through the DOC Predator Free Rangers Enabling Fund of $300,000.
To identify potential pathogens in these possum samples, we used an unbiased, high-throughput RNA sequencing approach (RNA-Seq; Epicentre, Madison, WI, USA).
No one in New Zealand is tanning possum pelts like us," says Pennie, "so we don't really have any competition, either locally or nationally.
GTX Corp (OTC PINK: GTXO), an IoT platform in the personal location GPS wearable and wandering assistive technology business, announced on Thursday the commercial launch of the GPS SmartSole with Possum Ltd, a B2B Healthcare and Telehealth provider conducting business across the UK and Ireland.
Other arboreal species, Eastern Pygmy Possum Cercartetus nanus and Little Pygmy Possum Cercartetus lepidus, are listed as near threatened on the Advisory List but not listed under the FFG.
Appleblossom and her numerous siblings learn to survive from their mother, Ma Possum.
The infectious stage is in the possum poop, which contaminates hay or grass and is ingested by the horse.
The tiny possum is already struggling to cope with habitat destruction and fragmentation, predation by feral animals and threats to its main food source, the Bogong moth.
Grandma Strong raised the possum on their farm in Arkansas.
Good morning, it's possum day," someone says, as if he's waking you up for breakfast, or about to take you on a nature tour.