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By: Delaney Martin and Maddie Hoffman. Habitat Opossums live in the woods, pastures, and parks Opossums live in the woods, pastures, and parks They live.

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1 By: Delaney Martin and Maddie Hoffman

2 Habitat Opossums live in the woods, pastures, and parks Opossums live in the woods, pastures, and parks They live in the states of Oregon, California, and Washington They live in the states of Oregon, California, and Washington Any wooded bushy area near a body of water Any wooded bushy area near a body of water They do not make there home They do not make there home They take an abanded home of another animal They take an abanded home of another animal

3 Symbiosis The opossum has a symbiotic relationship with the woodchuck The opossum has a symbiotic relationship with the woodchuck The woodchuck digs and leaves the burrow The woodchuck digs and leaves the burrow Then the opossum takes over the burrow for it's young Then the opossum takes over the burrow for it's young

4 Food Web The opossum is not a picky animal it eats many things here are a few: FFFFruits, nuts, plants, seeds, clovers, and berries MMMMice, moles, snakes, frogs, and crickets TTTThe opossum is a omnivore which means it eats both plants and animals

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6 Adaptations Opossums have pouches Opossums have pouches Very thick fur coat Very thick fur coat Are nocturnal Are nocturnal Have 50 sharp teeth Have 50 sharp teeth When threatened or seen plays possum When threatened or seen plays possum Strong swimmers Strong swimmers

7 General Facts and Knowledge It moves the hind legs and then the front legs It moves the hind legs and then the front legs 20 opossum babies fit in a table spoon 20 opossum babies fit in a table spoon Gets bigger and hisses when threatened Gets bigger and hisses when threatened Plays dead Plays dead More than 90 species More than 90 species

8 General Facts and Knowledge Only runs 8 mph Only runs 8 mph Cleans itself like a cat Cleans itself like a cat Very intelligent Very intelligent Very clean Very clean When born size of a honeybee When born size of a honeybee

9 Road kill for 2001

10 Tails The opossums tail used for carrying things and for hanging from trees The opossums tail used for carrying things and for hanging from trees Full grown opossums are to fat to hang from their tails Full grown opossums are to fat to hang from their tails Their tails act as a 5 th hand Their tails act as a 5 th hand The tail is called a prehensile tail that means it can rap around things The tail is called a prehensile tail that means it can rap around things

11 Human Effects The opossum is effected by humans in many ways here are a few: People run them over by cars People treat them like pests and exterminate them People hunt, trap, kill, and eat them

12 Plan of Action What we can do to help the opossum is we can... We can stop killing them for fur We can stop killing them for fur We can stop cutting down trees We can stop cutting down trees Stop using them as a source of food Stop using them as a source of food

13 Get ready for….

14 Trivia 1. Which of the following does the opossum NOT eat?

15 Trivia 2. Which state does opossums live in ?

16 Trivia 3. What was the highest number on the road kill graph?

17 Trivia How many baby opossums fit in a tablespoon?

18 Question 1Question 2 Question 3Question 4

19 Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4

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21 Bibliography Opossums/habitat-diet.htm Opossums/habitat-diet.htm


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