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Synonyms for possum

nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

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The heat-sensitive possum cannot survive for more than a few hours in temperatures above 30[degrees]C.
The use of sodium fluoroacetate-laced bait has been shown to reduce possum numbers by disrupting the energy-producing mechanism in mammalian cells.
The only way to save the possums is to stop their not-so-friendly feline friends from their night prowls.
Sad to say, most folks who live in Dixie no longer "keep eatin' possum till they can't eat no more," which they were still doing back in the 1940s, when entertainer Al Jolson, who sang those words in his seminal Southern ballad, "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
Australian biologists have revealed large genetic differences--clearly meriting species status--in other possums, birds, lizards and frogs living in isolated upland distributions in tropical Queensland.
Look for possums in your backyard, perhaps hanging by their hairless tails or "playing possum" (playing dead).
Follow my beauty regime possums and you'll never be cosmetically challenged
The comically bloody three-minute premiere episode pits a ragtag crew of scientists against a vicious strain of bloodthirsty possums, long dormant but re-introduced to the earth due to the melting of the arctic permafrost.
She even sleeps hanging upside down by her tail from a tree and pals around with two crazy possums (Seann William Scott, Josh Peck).
Along the way they meet Crash (William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck), cheeky possums who are adoptive brothers to Latifah's Ellie, a woolly mammoth who thinks she's a possum.
Possums and bird dogs: Australian Army Aviation's 161 Reconnaissance Flight in South Vietnam, Allen & Unwin Australia, ISBN: 9781741146356, paperback, 272 p.
She lost her family when she was young and was adopted and raised by a family of possums.
Once I ended up driving around with a bunch of possums that were living in the back of my pickup truck.