- Some people think opossums are cute. Some people think they are ugly. In the case of this specimen, it's the folk in the ugly camp who are correct. This possum so ugly when it joined an ugly contest, they said "Sorry, no professionals." This possum
so ugly just after it was born, its mother said "What a treasure!" and its father said "Yes, let's go bury it." This possum so ugly its fleas wear paper bags over their heads. I showed this photo to a friend of mine and said how ugly it was, and she agreed that the subject
wasn't very cute, but that the critter looked fine, and I didn't understand her, she contradicted herself in a single sentence. She also said that she thought she was looking at twins, but that didn't make any sense to me, since I was holding only one opossum. She said that
the beard and the greasy hair didn't help, but I'm not about to shave and bathe an opossum, so I guess it'll just stay ugly.
Some people can find the beauty in anything, and
believe that all of God's creatures are beautiful in their own way, but those people are wrong.
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The opossum, (Didelphis virginiana)
is a nocturnal animal that lives in North America. It is a marsupial, which means that the females give birth to tiny young, who grow in a pouch. These young eventually cling to the mother's back and drop off when they are large enough.
Opossums are unique for many reasons. They have opposable thumbs, prehensile tails, 50 teeth, and several other unusual features. They are omnivores who eat almost anything, they have excellent immune systems, and they rarely live more than 2-3 years in the wild. They are most
commonly considered a nuisance species when they live in an attic or other structure, such as under a shed, or steal pet food or threaten animals.
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