Cross-eyed Opossum

Posting this, I realized that I didn’t know what the difference was between a possum and an opossum. I had always assumed they were different names for the same thing. While related, it seems the word “opossum” is used for species found in the Americas, while “possums” is the name of their cousins in Australia and the Malay Archipelago.

Via Valerie’s Flickr Photostream!

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2 comments ↓

#1 Jamie on 12.18.08 at 12:23 pm

I absolutely LOVE this picture and a BIG fan of possums!

#2 Theresa on 04.25.09 at 11:19 pm

This possum is overweight and his eyes are crossed due to fat pockets on his eyeballs.