Jim Gilbert's Nature Notes: Amazing opossums

  • by: Jim Gilbert , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 12, 2013 - 2:36 PM

In the past 25 years, the opossum has expanded its range to the point where folks in central and even northwestern Minnesota can now turn on a yard light and catch one eating from a dog dish or bird feeder. Although opossums are quite common in the Twin Cities area and throughout southern Minnesota, they are almost entirely nocturnal. Therefore, they are seldom seen.

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