Latest Opossum Stories

2013-10-21 23:00:45

Animal Trapping for La Canada and Glendale, CA is now being performed by licensed trappers from Rodent Guys Pest Control of Southern California. La Canada and Glendale, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 La Canada and Glendale, California wildlife removal is a regular call for raccoon trapping, skunk removal, opossum removal and squirrel eradication. The natural area surrounding the neighborhood in La Canada and Glendale is the normal home for the wildlife. Rodents and other wildlife are seeking...

2011-07-19 09:44:15

Marsupials that prey on venomous snakes also evolve rapidly Research published recently in PLoS One delivers new insight about rapid toxin evolution in venomous snakes: pitvipers such as rattlesnakes may be engaged in an arms race with opossums, a group of snake-eating American marsupials. Although some mammals have long been known to eat venomous snakes, this fact has not been factored into previous explanations for the rapid evolution of snake venom. Instead, snake venom is usually seen as...

2010-11-30 21:19:26

Long a staple of nature documentaries, the somewhat bizarre development of a grub-like pink marsupial embryo outside the mother's womb is curious in another way. Duke University researchers have found that the developmental program executed by the marsupial embryo runs in a different order than the program executed by virtually every other vertebrate animal. "The limbs are at a different place in the entire timeline," said Anna Keyte, a postdoctoral biology researcher at Duke who did this...

2009-12-16 10:56:03

A University of Florida researcher has co-authored a study tracing the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs and finding evidence to support North America as the center of origin for all living marsupials. The study, to be published in PLoS ONE on Dec. 16, shows that peradectids, a family of marsupials known from fossils mostly found in North America and Eurasia, are a sister group of all living opossums. The findings are based in part on high-resolution CT...

2008-07-03 06:00:23

By Shawna Morrison shawna.morrison@roanoke.com 381-1665 It's taken three weeks, three treatments and the removal of a hidden animal carcass, but the fleas are almost gone from the Pulaski County Courthouse. Employees there began complaining in early June that the tiny critters were all over the place, Assistant County Administrator Robert Hiss said. "They just called it the way it was," he said. "They said, 'We have fleas.' " The pests were biting employees and visitors, he said, to the...

2006-02-22 06:44:33

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The Division of Natural Resources has told a Parkersburg woman to stop rescuing orphaned baby opossums because possessing wildlife is illegal in West Virginia. Sarah Stapp heard from the DNR after her efforts to save baby opossums that had lost their mothers were recently publicized in newspapers across the state. The 42-year-old former science teacher cared for the orphaned animals until they were about 50 days old, and then returned them to the wild. Stapp has...

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  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.