opossum is approximately the size of a house cat. The fur on its
back is grizzled white and may appear brown or blackish. Its belly
has black-tipped fur covered with white hairs. Its long, naked,
prehensile tail is conspicuous. The opossum is active yearlong.
It is nocturnal (active from dusk through dawn). It inhabits moist
woodland and brushy habitats in riparian, woodland, scrubland,
and urban communities. It is less common in grassland communities.