Here's a sneaky opossum crawling down to check out his favorite feeding grounds. His tail is curled around a branch of a birch tree supporting him as he considers his next move. He has fur that is an attractive mixture of grays, browns, and white. With an curious look on his face, his ears are perked up and alert. Given the expert detailing on this piece, it has earned our taxidermy quality rating of Excellent.
About the Opossum
Scientific Didelphis virginiana
The species that many people think of when hearing about this animal is the common opossum, also known as Virginia opossum. However, these are two different species. The common opossum's scientific name is Didelphis marsupialis, and the Virginia opossum's scientific name is Didelphis virginiana.