Playin’ ‘Possum – Man finds one in woods and delivers nature talk!

Wow! This man knows his opossums! I found this on YouTube but it has been lifted from TikTok. If anyone knows the account, let me know.

The opossum is a marsupial of the order Didelphimorphia endemic to the Americas. The largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, it comprises 110+ species in 19 genera. Opossums originated in South America and entered North America in the Great American Interchange following the connection of the two continents. Their unspecialized biology, flexible diet, and reproductive habits make them successful colonizers and survivors in diverse locations and conditions.[citation needed] In the United States and Canada, the only species found is the Virginia opossum. It is often simply referred to as an “opossum”, and in North America they are commonly referred to as possums.