Virginia opossum has a dull greyish-brown coat on the whole body except their face, which is white, and their legs, as well as their black ears. They also have long, hairless prehensile tails that can grab small objects and branches. Their head is triangular with large ears and a pointed nose.
Although they are slow and clumsy, they are known to show directional turns when being chased to avoid getting caught by a predator. However, they are good climbers and might build their dens on the tree. They can cool themselves down by spreading saliva to deal with extreme heat.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No