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possum

1. an informal name for opossum
2. Austral. and NZ any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae
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Due to their potential detrimental effect on canopy trees, constructed nest boxes for brushtail and ringtail possums are often not appropriate.
This gentle story is told carefully with a strong factual base even though the honey possums are presented anthropomorphically.
First, she lumps possums with rats and mice as pests.
Where mammals are concerned, common ringtail possums already seem to be responding to changes at the level of the individual farm, whereas brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) are more responsive to landscape level changes.
Forty traps and bait were donated to the Little River Trap Library, while 15 traps were given to Lyttelton Primary School, including five possum traps from Lyttelton Port Company, Ms Wagner says.
As part of a wider study of neglected and undiagnosed disease syndromes observed in Australia wildlife, we investigated the possible infectious cause of several deaths in ringtail possums that were most often associated with acute necrotizing enteritis or hepatitis.
NATURALLY TANNED POSSUM PELTS ARE THE USP FOR PENNIE AND LAURIE SANDS' TARANAKI-BASED INTERNET BUSINESS ENVIROFUR.
Red-tailed Phascogale Phascogale calura is considered regionally extinct, Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus lead-beateri, Squirrel Glider and Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus are endangered and Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa and Greater Glider Petauroides volans are vulnerable.
A recent discovery of possums living at lower altitude in Kosciuszko National Park, however, may play a key role in understanding how this species might adapt to future climate challenges.
But sure enough, five baby possums race after the boy as he leaves.
Possums in New Zealand are another example of unforeseen consequences.
For those who have had possums scurrying about in and on roofs they will relate to the nuisance they can cause yet there is something endearing about these small creatures and this book captures something of both their charm and irritation.