MBP - Virginia Opossum with young

Wayne Longbottom documented this momma Virginia Opossum carrying her growing babies on her back in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland yesterday. America's only marsupial starts with tiny honeybee-sized babies in her pouch, which move out and into piggyback / possum-back mode as they mature. These cuties should be between 2 1/2 to 4 months old. Not only is Virginia Opossum the only marsupial in the U.S. and Canada, it's the the marsupial with the northernmost range in the world.

📸: (c) Wayne Longbottom - Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/20/2024).

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Publicado el mayo 21, 2024 01:24 TARDE por billhubick billhubick


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