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White possum, how rare is it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CalicoFarm, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. CalicoFarm

    CalicoFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to feed this morning and found a white possum in my trap. I've had my horse feed being eaten by something for the last few weeks and thought it was just squirrels, but I guess not. Just thought I'd share a picture, I've searched the Internet but can't find much info on it. I guess it must be pretty rare.
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  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    THAT IS SO COOL!!!! Ive never even heard of a white opossum.
     
  3. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found this on a site:


    "An albino variation is not an uncommon sight. The albino varieties will have pink eyes, and white ears and feet."

    http://www.scienceviews.com/animals/opossum.html

    From what ive read, theyre pretty common. I guess that would be considered Albino ? Sure is a pretty little bugger ! [​IMG]
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    That is kind of rare, an albino opposum. You wouldn't think it would survive long in the wild like that.

    I have a question about the picture though. Is the gray thing his tail or a stick? What about the thing under him? That looks like a snake. Can you please clear this up for me? Thanks!
     
  5. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know, I thought the same thing !! But after i researched it, all the sights say that they are almost more likely to live to breeding age with out any problems.. hm oh well ! Lol.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Are the eyes red?? I don't see the red eyes I guess?
     
  7. CalicoFarm

    CalicoFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL. The thing under it is a snake. I went out day before yesterday and the snake had got stuck in the trap. I killed the snake, but it was stuck in the wire. I took the trap out into the woods hoping something would eat it for me. I hate snakes!!! The possum got in to eat it and tripped the trap.
     
  8. CalicoFarm

    CalicoFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are pinkish. Not black like a normal one.
     
  9. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Thanks for clearing that up, CalicoFarm.
     
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    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get a few of them up here in WI. They look cool.[​IMG]
     

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