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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder. More

Opossum

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Although opossums are famous for "playing possum"-pretending to be dead when threatened-they will hiss in conflicts with other animals or if cornered. More

Opossum

Opossum in snow
Didelphis virginiana
North America's only marsupial might look something like a large rat, but its life history, biology and habits make this nocturnal mammal worthy of appreciation. What other mammal in our state can hang by its tail, “play dead” and carry its young in a pouch? More

Opossum in Snow

Opossum in snow
An opossum walks on snow in search for food after a snow storm at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia, Mo. More