Adorable Marsupial

Virginia Opossum, Largo, Florida April 2021

I stopped by the nursery after work today to pick up a few native plants for my yard. As I wandered the backlot I met this fuzzy Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana).

I know they have hairless, rat-like tails but I still find them rather cute. They are especially good to have around considering all the ticks and other pests that they choose to dine on.

This one seemed a bit sleepy, so after I snapped a few shots I slowly backed away and gave it some room to relax.

Categories: Nature Notes


  1. I like that you get to meet all sorts of new “friends” in FL

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