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Winter history lessons: natural and man-made

March 6, 2010
By Garry Brandenburg

OPOSSUMS are survivors. It may play dead as a technique to minimize its vulnerability to predators. Once the predator looses interest, the critter will 'wake up' and continue its hunt for food. Solitary and mostly nocturnal, the opossum will stay in a hollow log, ground burrow made by other animals, or under human storage buildings. It must get out of its bed every few days to hunt for carrion or just about any animal or vegetable remnants it can find.



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