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Old 10-31-2017, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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No question, it's elephants!


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Old 10-31-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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What the ...

I hope insurance covers elephant damage!
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Opoosums are absolutely horrible street crossers, they RUN AT moving cars...I can't think of an animal thats worse. Can you?
.... Still looking for my first opoosum.
Do they wear pink hats? I think I saw one on TV a few months ago...... Probably not, I guess. It was marching down the street instead of crossing it.
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:44 AM
 
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.... Still looking for my first opoosum.
Do they wear pink hats? I think I saw one on TV a few months ago...... Probably not, I guess. It was marching down the street instead of crossing it.

Most people don't know but what is commonly called or spelled as "possum" is actually an Opossum.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Possum vs Opossum

one lives in north America the other in Australia.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:10 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Gopher tortoises, possums and armadillos more than the squirrels I'm used to.

I saw car brake lights ahead of me the other day on a busy, four lane divided road with a 45 mph limit. As I slowed down I saw the reason. Two Sandhills cranes were s-l-o-w-l-y strutting across the road. I saw them make it safely to the grassy divider between lanes. The only thing they have going for them is their height and single-minded slowness. They don't dart or turn around. I've been told not to get out of my car to help them out of the road, they can be aggressive.

There's a wildlife rescue here and earlier this year a member posted pics on Facebook of a possum that was hit on a busy highway here. He stopped because he knew a lot of times there are babies in the pouch. There were twelve babies that he found and took to the rescue center.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Most people don't know but what is commonly called or spelled as "possum" is actually an Opossum.
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Possum vs Opossum

one lives in north America the other in Australia.
Hmm, interesting.

In my case, I learned the "opossum" spelling in childhood. As an adult, I started just writing it as 'possum. Then I got lazy and just started writing "possum." I think part of it was because I was irritated at the awkwardly spelled/sounding word in the first place. lol I just view it as a slang way of saying/writing it.

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Old 11-20-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Why did the chicken cross the road?


To prove to an opossum it could be done.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:09 PM
 
Location: North East England
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Here in Britain its Pheasants,quite a few hedgehogs and sometimes Badgers
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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White tail deer. The mule deer don't seem as prone to be on roadways.
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