Recent Changes for "Opossums" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/OpossumsRecent Changes of the page "Opossums" on Davis Wiki.en-us Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2013-10-30 04:04:46ChelseaRoseSouthwickComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-10-30 05:04:46'' [[nbsp]] I guess I have an illegal pet then..... I am in California and have a possum, her name is puddle. So cute.... And she is a baby.... Even more cute. I found her injured and she is having a lot of trouble walking, so I'm nursing her back to a happy healthy possum... --["Users/ChelseaRoseSouthwick"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2011-05-09 06:45:41JimStewartmarsupial and prehensile tail <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust ["town fauna" backyard visitors] is the '''opossum''' (''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of ["cats" cat] food left out, they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry cat food. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust ["town fauna" backyard visitors] is the '''opossum''' (''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of ["cats" cat] food left out, they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry cat food. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal".<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;They are doubly unique in that they are the only North American marsupial and also the only mammal to have a prehensile tail.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2011-05-09 04:07:06ScottLayKilling spam <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2011-05-09 01:53:59'' [[nbsp]] I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting. &lt;a href="http://www.biogetica.com/cure-vaginitis.php"&gt;natural vaginitis cure&lt;/a&gt; --["Users/domingotear"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2011-05-09 01:55:40'' [[nbsp]] I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting. [url=http://www.biogetica.com/cure-vaginitis.php]natural vaginitis cure[/url] --["Users/domingotear"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2011-05-09 00:55:40domingotearComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-09 01:55:40'' [[nbsp]] I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting. [url=http://www.biogetica.com/cure-vaginitis.php]natural vaginitis cure[/url] --["Users/domingotear"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2011-05-09 00:53:59domingotearComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-09 01:53:59'' [[nbsp]] I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting. &lt;a href="http://www.biogetica.com/cure-vaginitis.php"&gt;natural vaginitis cure&lt;/a&gt; --["Users/domingotear"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2009-11-18 10:40:10kettleComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-11-18 10:40:10'' [[nbsp]] I love oppossums and thought I was the only one! I assisted an injured baby one back to health---it would sneak into our cat door around 10pm and make a b-line for under our bed. I noticed a gash on it's head and started to put yogurt and catfood under there w/ a heating pad and bedding. It never peed or pooed or whatever and it always respectfully left by the time we woke up. It just needed a place to chill for a few weeks rather than be roaming about all night. The gig was up when it tried macking a bowl of ice cream on my bedside table....then i moved the bedding and everything to the covered back porch and it visited regularly. Happily ever after. --["Users/kettle"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2009-10-27 00:27:52JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors<span>&nbsp;is the </span>opossum (''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of ["cats" cat] food left out, they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry cat food. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust <span>["town fauna" </span>backyard visitors<span>] is the '''</span>opossum<span>'''</span> (''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of ["cats" cat] food left out, they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry cat food. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Opossums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having an opossum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Opossums very rarely carry rabies because of their unusually low (for mammals) body temperatures. However, they are known to carry diseases like leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, and trichomoniasis. They are generally not particularly dangerous compared to most wild animals. Having an opossum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2009-10-27 00:26:17JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum(''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of <span>cat food left out</span> they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry cat food. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum<span>&nbsp;</span>(''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of <span>["cats" cat] food left out,</span> they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry cat food. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Opossums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow<span>&nbsp;or something</span>) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having an opossum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Opossums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having an opossum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Note:'' possum is a regional shortening of opossum.<span>&nbsp;--</span> ''I don't think this is true. Where is the proof for this? I think people are just confused on how to spell it in N. America.'' --["Users/NiareeHopelian"]<br> <span>- --</span> ''For one reference, check out the [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=possum American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language entry] for possum. They label it as being "Chiefly Southern U.S." Though these regional shortenings often come about, at least in part, because of a disregard/ignorance of the pronunciation reflected in the proper spelling.'' --["Users/JevanGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Note:'' possum is a regional shortening of opossum.<span><br> + </span> ''I don't think this is true. Where is the proof for this? I think people are just confused on how to spell it in N. America.'' --["Users/NiareeHopelian"]<br> <span>+ </span> ''For one reference, check out the [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=possum American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language entry] for possum. They label it as being "Chiefly Southern U.S." Though these regional shortenings often come about, at least in part, because of a disregard/ignorance of the pronunciation reflected in the proper spelling.'' --["Users/JevanGray"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>UC Davis is an active place for those who care about opossums. The Opossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things opossum, <span>their website is a helpful resource: </span>[http://opossumsocietyus.org] </td> <td> <span>+ ["</span>UC Davis<span>"]</span> is an active place for those who care about opossums. The Opossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things opossum, [http://opossumsocietyus.org<span>&nbsp;their website</span>]<span>&nbsp;is a helpful resource.<br> + <br> + =Photos=</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2009-01-20 14:12:34JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum(''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum(''Didelphis virginiana''). Often in search of cat<span>&nbsp;</span>food left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry cat<span>&nbsp;</span>food. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2008-09-27 12:45:52BrentLaabs(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Opossums can be domesticated and potty trained. It is recommended that you do not try this with an adult opossum, but if one finds an injured baby opossum, nursing it back to health and either keeping it as a pet or shleffing it off to someone else as a pet (your benevolent attention may have rendered it unqualified for the rough life of the Davis urban wilds) might be a larf. Once you run out of snails to feed them, they also like hardboiled eggs. ["KrisFricke" Kris Fricke] once had a pet opossum. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Opossums can be domesticated and potty trained. It is recommended that you do not try this with an adult opossum, but if one finds an injured baby opossum, nursing it back to health and either keeping it as a pet or shleffing it off to someone else as a pet (your benevolent attention may have rendered it unqualified for the rough life of the Davis urban wilds) might be a larf. Once you run out of snails to feed them, they also like hardboiled eggs. ["<span>Users/</span>KrisFricke" Kris Fricke] once had a pet opossum. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2008-08-19 16:49:20JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Note:'' possum is a regional shortening of opossum. -- ''I don't think this is true. Where is the proof for this? I think people are just confused on how to spell it in N. America.'' --["NiareeHopelian"]<span>&nbsp;[[BR]]</span><br> <span>-</span> -- ''For one reference, check out the [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=possum American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language entry] for possum. They label it as being "Chiefly Southern U.S." Though these regional shortenings often come about, at least in part, because of a disregard/ignorance of the pronunciation reflected in the proper spelling.'' --["JevanGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Note:'' possum is a regional shortening of opossum. -- ''I don't think this is true. Where is the proof for this? I think people are just confused on how to spell it in N. America.'' --["<span>Users/</span>NiareeHopelian"]<br> <span>+</span> -- ''For one reference, check out the [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=possum American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language entry] for possum. They label it as being "Chiefly Southern U.S." Though these regional shortenings often come about, at least in part, because of a disregard/ignorance of the pronunciation reflected in the proper spelling.'' --["<span>Users/</span>JevanGray"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(possumm.jpg)]] [[Image(2.jpg)]] [[Image(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.", thumbnail)]] [[Image(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.", thumbnail)]] [[Image(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf" TarZxf's] size 14 foot and opossum", thumbnail)]] [[Image(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.", thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(possumm.jpg)]] [[Image(2.jpg)]] [[Image(firstsighting.jpg, "["<span>Users/</span>MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.", thumbnail)]] [[Image(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.", thumbnail)]] [[Image(tarzfoot.jpg, "["<span>Users/</span>TarZxf" TarZxf's] size 14 foot and opossum", thumbnail)]] [[Image(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.", thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-23 22:55:32'' [[nbsp]] I once killed a possum by accidentally running it over whilst riding my bike at night. It was both scary and sad. --["PaulLanzi"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-23 22:55:32'' [[nbsp]] I once killed a possum by accidentally running it over whilst riding my bike at night. It was both scary and sad. --["<span>Users/</span>PaulLanzi"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-23 23:45:51'' [[nbsp]] Maybe the possums around here are smaller or something, but I have scars that dispute the "are not particularly dangerous". Ever see what their mouth looks like open?--["JabberWokky"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-23 23:45:51'' [[nbsp]] Maybe the possums around here are smaller or something, but I have scars that dispute the "are not particularly dangerous". Ever see what their mouth looks like open?--["<span>Users/</span>JabberWokky"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-24 02:38:44'' [[nbsp]] There ain't no one who don't call 'em possums! --["BrentLaabs"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-24 02:38:44'' [[nbsp]] There ain't no one who don't call 'em possums! --["<span>Users/</span>BrentLaabs"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-24 13:50:47'' [[nbsp]] Yes I am have seen "what theiri mouths look like open" - they have sixty teeth. I've even received some friendly gnaws from my pet possum. --["KrisFricke"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-24 13:50:47'' [[nbsp]] Yes I am have seen "what theiri mouths look like open" - they have sixty teeth. I've even received some friendly gnaws from my pet possum. --["<span>Users/</span>KrisFricke"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-03-02 20:25:35'' [[nbsp]] An opossum is a wild animal. Keeping one as a pet is illegal under the CA Fish &amp; Game Code. --["LornaBernard"]<br> <span>-</span> * Yeah, but the CA DFG thinks that ferrets are also wild animals, and has banned them as well. Considering how darn tame ferrets are, I think that the DFG doesn't have much moral authority here. Considering how many happy (but paranoid) ferret owners there are out there, I'd say you're in good company owning a pet banned by the CA DFG. --["EricKlein"]<br> <span>-</span> * I think the CA DFC is more worried about potential ferret escapes wreaking havoc on the local bird and amphibian population, in a similar fashion that the mongoose is in Hawaii. Though you could make the same statement about feral cats. --["MatthewTom"]<br> <span>-</span> * I'm willing to make that assertion about outdoor domestic cats too. They are well known to devastate local wildlife. And yes the CA DFG regulations are about preventing invasives from causing a large amount of damage if accidentally released (Not all pet owners are responsible, hence the ["SPCA"]). Well known examples of this phenomenon: Red Eared Sliders, European Starlings... --["AlexMandel"]<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-03-02 20:25:35'' [[nbsp]] An opossum is a wild animal. Keeping one as a pet is illegal under the CA Fish &amp; Game Code. --["<span>Users/</span>LornaBernard"]<br> <span>+</span> * Yeah, but the CA DFG thinks that ferrets are also wild animals, and has banned them as well. Considering how darn tame ferrets are, I think that the DFG doesn't have much moral authority here. Considering how many happy (but paranoid) ferret owners there are out there, I'd say you're in good company owning a pet banned by the CA DFG. --["<span>Users/</span>EricKlein"]<br> <span>+</span> * I think the CA DFC is more worried about potential ferret escapes wreaking havoc on the local bird and amphibian population, in a similar fashion that the mongoose is in Hawaii. Though you could make the same statement about feral cats. --["<span>Users/</span>MatthewTom"]<br> <span>+</span> * I'm willing to make that assertion about outdoor domestic cats too. They are well known to devastate local wildlife. And yes the CA DFG regulations are about preventing invasives from causing a large amount of damage if accidentally released (Not all pet owners are responsible, hence the ["SPCA"]). Well known examples of this phenomenon: Red Eared Sliders, European Starlings... --["<span>Users/</span>AlexMandel"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-09 13:47:24'' [[nbsp]] Ugg! How about some respect for the opposums! Our only marsupial! Expect a new properly named page with pictures of non-dead opossums and useful information and links soon... --["MarieBoisvert"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-09 13:47:24'' [[nbsp]] Ugg! How about some respect for the opposums! Our only marsupial! Expect a new properly named page with pictures of non-dead opossums and useful information and links soon... --["<span>Users/</span>MarieBoisvert"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-10 03:46:16'' [[nbsp]] There are two cohorts of marsupials: Australidelphia and Ameridelphia. The common name for opossums in America is "opossum" and in Australia is "possum." This is to distinguish between the two cohorts and the distinct species they contain. They are both pronounced the same, so it all boils down to spelling. If you want to get technical, this page and all the references within should be renamed "opossum."--["NiareeHopelian"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-10 03:46:16'' [[nbsp]] There are two cohorts of marsupials: Australidelphia and Ameridelphia. The common name for opossums in America is "opossum" and in Australia is "possum." This is to distinguish between the two cohorts and the distinct species they contain. They are both pronounced the same, so it all boils down to spelling. If you want to get technical, this page and all the references within should be renamed "opossum."--["<span>Users/</span>NiareeHopelian"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-13 09:50:51'' [[nbsp]] oh, possums --["ArlenAbraham"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-13 09:50:51'' [[nbsp]] oh, possums --["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-13 10:59:01'' [[nbsp]] Interestingly enough, when I check in my dictionaries, the entries for opossum include a different pronunciation than possum. --["JevanGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-13 10:59:01'' [[nbsp]] Interestingly enough, when I check in my dictionaries, the entries for opossum include a different pronunciation than possum. --["<span>Users/</span>JevanGray"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-14 01:48:35'' [[nbsp]] I challenge anyone to look at the [http://www.possumrescue.com/RescuedPossums.htm pictures here] and tell me opossums are not adorable. --["KrisFricke"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-14 01:48:35'' [[nbsp]] I challenge anyone to look at the [http://www.possumrescue.com/RescuedPossums.htm pictures here] and tell me opossums are not adorable. --["<span>Users/</span>KrisFricke"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-14 01:55:31'' [[nbsp]] They are also quite tasty. --["GeorgeLewis"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-14 01:55:31'' [[nbsp]] They are also quite tasty. --["<span>Users/</span>GeorgeLewis"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-02 08:06:16'' [[nbsp]] We had a possum come in during the early morning hours, find the description [http://www.livejournal.com/users/jnork/143516.html here]. --["BlancheNonken"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-02 08:06:16'' [[nbsp]] We had a possum come in during the early morning hours, find the description [http://www.livejournal.com/users/jnork/143516.html here]. --["<span>Users/</span>BlancheNonken"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-15 19:52:53'' [[nbsp]] The clicking 'possum came back last night. ["JeffreyNonken"] was awakened by the clicking at some godawful hour, woke up our older daughter and they ran outside to play with the little guy. A fine time was had by all except our 9 year old who was having a nightmare about pizza. --["BlancheNonken"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-15 19:52:53'' [[nbsp]] The clicking 'possum came back last night. ["<span>Users/</span>JeffreyNonken"] was awakened by the clicking at some godawful hour, woke up our older daughter and they ran outside to play with the little guy. A fine time was had by all except our 9 year old who was having a nightmare about pizza. --["<span>Users/</span>BlancheNonken"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Chagas disease, or American Trypanosomiasis, a protozoan disease, can only really be vectored mammals through true bugs of the family Reduviidae, and the subfamily Triatominae. This is because the parasite needs to complete it's life cycle in the bug. Unless you live in a thatched roof building infested with Reduvid bugs, you don't have to worry about Chagas disease. --["MatthewTom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Chagas disease, or American Trypanosomiasis, a protozoan disease, can only really be vectored mammals through true bugs of the family Reduviidae, and the subfamily Triatominae. This is because the parasite needs to complete it's life cycle in the bug. Unless you live in a thatched roof building infested with Reduvid bugs, you don't have to worry about Chagas disease. --["<span>Users/</span>MatthewTom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2008-06-23 00:15:15AlexMandel(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum<span>(''Didelphis virginiana'')</span>. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. Opossum literally means "white animal". </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2008-06-23 00:10:31AlexMandel <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I'm willing to make that assertion about outdoor domestic cats too. They are well known to devastate local wildlife. And yes the CA DFG regulations are about preventing invasives from causing a large amount of damage if accidentally released (Not all pet owners are responsible, hence the ["SPCA"]). Well known examples of this phenomenon: Red Eared Sliders, European Starlings... --["AlexMandel"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2008-04-03 18:26:52JasonAllerlink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-29 12:37:35'' [[nbsp]] Opossums very rarely carry rabies because of their unusually low (for mammals) body temperatures. However, they are known to carry diseases like leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They are also carriers of fleas and lice. Possum Pete hangs out in our back yard. I like to watch it, but I would never think of touching it! --["Ana<span>Luci</span>a"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-29 12:37:35'' [[nbsp]] Opossums very rarely carry rabies because of their unusually low (for mammals) body temperatures. However, they are known to carry diseases like leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They are also carriers of fleas and lice. Possum Pete hangs out in our back yard. I like to watch it, but I would never think of touching it! --["<span>Users/</span>Ana<span>luciaCordov</span>a"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2007-09-19 22:46:53JasonAllerfixed comment formatting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - <br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ =====</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2005-01-23 22:55:32'' [[nbsp]] I once killed a possum by accidentally running it over whilst riding my bike at night. It was both scary and sad. --["PaulLanzi"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-01-23 22:55:32'' [[nbsp]] I once killed a possum by accidentally running it over whilst riding my bike at night. It was both scary and sad. --["PaulLanzi"]------<br> -</span> ''2005-01-23 23:45:51'' [[nbsp]] Maybe the possums around here are smaller or something, but I have scars that dispute the "are not particularly dangerous". Ever see what their mouth looks like open?--["JabberWokky"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-24 02:38:44'' [[nbsp]] There ain't no one who don't call 'em possums! --["BrentLaabs"]<span>------</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-23 23:45:51'' [[nbsp]] Maybe the possums around here are smaller or something, but I have scars that dispute the "are not particularly dangerous". Ever see what their mouth looks like open?--["JabberWokky"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2005-01-24 02:38:44'' [[nbsp]] There ain't no one who don't call 'em possums! --["BrentLaabs"]<span><br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2007-09-19 22:34:16JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Possum_curtain.JPG, right, thumbnail, 400)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2007-09-19 22:32:18JasonAllerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=Possum_curtain.JPG">Possum_curtain.JPG</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2006-10-23 10:21:47MatthewTomclarifying that I was referring to ferrets <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> UC Davis is an active place for those who care about opossums. The Opossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things opossum, their website is a helpful resource: [http://opossumsocietyus.org]<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> UC Davis is an active place for those who care about opossums. The Opossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things opossum, their website is a helpful resource: [http://opossumsocietyus.org] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * I think the CA DFC is more worried about potential escapes wreaking havoc on the local bird and amphibian population, in a similar fashion that the mongoose is in Hawaii. Though you could make the same statement about feral cats. --["MatthewTom"]<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * I think the CA DFC is more worried about potential<span>&nbsp;ferret</span> escapes wreaking havoc on the local bird and amphibian population, in a similar fashion that the mongoose is in Hawaii. Though you could make the same statement about feral cats. --["MatthewTom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2006-02-19 17:19:00MatthewTomChagas disease can only be transmitted via a hemipteran vector and feral ferrets <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Note:'' possum is a regional shortening of opossum.<span><br> -</span> -- ''I don't think this is true. Where is the proof for this? I think people are just confused on how to spell it in N. America.'' --["NiareeHopelian"]<span><br> -</span> [[BR]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Note:'' possum is a regional shortening of opossum. -- ''I don't think this is true. Where is the proof for this? I think people are just confused on how to spell it in N. America.'' --["NiareeHopelian"] [[BR]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:</span>2.jpg<span>&nbsp;[[Thumbnail</span>(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum."<span>)]] [[T</span>humbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks."<span>)]] [[T</span>humbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf" TarZxf's] size 14 foot and opossum"<span>)]] [[T</span>humbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum."<span>)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(possumm.jpg)]] [[Image(</span>2.jpg<span>)]] [[Image</span>(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum."<span>, t</span>humbnail<span>)]] [[Image</span>(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks."<span>, t</span>humbnail<span>)]] [[Image</span>(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf" TarZxf's] size 14 foot and opossum"<span>, t</span>humbnail<span>)]] [[Image</span>(away.jpg, "good night, opossum."<span>, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I think the CA DFC is more worried about potential escapes wreaking havoc on the local bird and amphibian population, in a similar fashion that the mongoose is in Hawaii. Though you could make the same statement about feral cats. --["MatthewTom"] </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Chagas disease, or American Trypanosomiasis, a protozoan disease, can only really be vectored mammals through true bugs of the family Reduviidae, and the subfamily Triatominae. This is because the parasite needs to complete it's life cycle in the bug. Unless you live in a thatched roof building infested with Reduvid bugs, you don't have to worry about Chagas disease. --["MatthewTom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-12-30 19:52:23SteveDavisonURL improvement <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> UC Davis is an active place for those who care about opossums. The Opossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things opossum, their website is a helpful resource: [http://<span>www</span>.o<span>possumsocietyus.o</span>rg<span>/index.htm</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> UC Davis is an active place for those who care about opossums. The Opossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things opossum, their website is a helpful resource: [http://<span>opossumsocietyus</span>.org] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg [[Thumbnail(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.")]] [[Thumbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.")]] [[Thumbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf" TarZxf's] size 14 foot and opossum")]] <span>&nbsp;</span>[[Thumbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg [[Thumbnail(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.")]] [[Thumbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.")]] [[Thumbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf" TarZxf's] size 14 foot and opossum")]] [[Thumbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-12-30 19:42:12SteveDavisonwhite animal <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Opossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered.<span>&nbsp;Opossum literally means "white animal".</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-12-28 23:45:42AnaluciaCordova <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-12-29 12:37:35'' [[nbsp]] Opossums very rarely carry rabies because of their unusually low (for mammals) body temperatures. However, they are known to carry diseases like leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Chagas disease. They are also carriers of fleas and lice. Possum Pete hangs out in our back yard. I like to watch it, but I would never think of touching it! --["AnaLucia"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-15 18:52:53BlancheNonkenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-08-15 19:52:53'' [[nbsp]] The clicking 'possum came back last night. ["JeffreyNonken"] was awakened by the clicking at some godawful hour, woke up our older daughter and they ran outside to play with the little guy. A fine time was had by all except our 9 year old who was having a nightmare about pizza. --["BlancheNonken"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-08 13:15:50TarZxfAdded foot size vs opossum <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg [[Thumbnail(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.")]] [[Thumbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.")]] [[Thumbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf" TarZxf's] foot and opossum")]] [[Thumbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg [[Thumbnail(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.")]] [[Thumbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.")]] [[Thumbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf" TarZxf's] <span>size 14 </span>foot and opossum")]] [[Thumbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-08 13:11:39TarZxfSpelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg [[Thumbnail(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.")]] [[Thumbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.")]] [[Thumbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["Tar<span>zxf" Tar </span>Zxf's] foot and opossum")]] [[Thumbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg [[Thumbnail(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.")]] [[Thumbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.")]] [[Thumbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["TarZxf<span>" TarZxf</span>'s] foot and opossum")]] [[Thumbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-08 13:04:17MichelleAccursomore pictures! YAY! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg</span> </td> <td> <span>+ attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg [[Thumbnail(firstsighting.jpg, "["MichelleAccurso" I] met an opossum.")]] [[Thumbnail(close.jpg, "Look how soft he looks.")]] [[Thumbnail(tarzfoot.jpg, "["Tarzxf" Tar Zxf's] foot and opossum")]] [[Thumbnail(away.jpg, "good night, opossum.")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-08 12:59:55MichelleAccursoUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=close.jpg">close.jpg</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-08 12:59:45MichelleAccursoUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=away.jpg">away.jpg</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-08 12:59:27MichelleAccursoUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=tarzfoot.jpg">tarzfoot.jpg</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-08 12:59:04MichelleAccursoUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=firstsighting.jpg">firstsighting.jpg</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-08-02 07:06:16BlancheNonkenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-08-02 08:06:16'' [[nbsp]] We had a possum come in during the early morning hours, find the description [http://www.livejournal.com/users/jnork/143516.html here]. --["BlancheNonken"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-14 00:55:31GeorgeLewisComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-14 01:55:31'' [[nbsp]] They are also quite tasty. --["GeorgeLewis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-14 00:48:35KrisFrickeComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-14 01:48:35'' [[nbsp]] I challenge anyone to look at the [http://www.possumrescue.com/RescuedPossums.htm pictures here] and tell me opossums are not adorable. --["KrisFricke"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-13 09:59:01JevanGrayComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-13 10:59:01'' [[nbsp]] Interestingly enough, when I check in my dictionaries, the entries for opossum include a different pronunciation than possum. --["JevanGray"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-13 09:49:46JevanGrayref for regional shortening of opossum to possum. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[BR]]<br> + -- ''For one reference, check out the [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=possum American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language entry] for possum. They label it as being "Chiefly Southern U.S." Though these regional shortenings often come about, at least in part, because of a disregard/ignorance of the pronunciation reflected in the proper spelling.'' --["JevanGray"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-13 08:50:51ArlenAbrahamComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-13 09:50:51'' [[nbsp]] oh, possums --["ArlenAbraham"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-13 04:29:42NiareeHopelianLet's be consistent, then. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. <span>P</span>ossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the opossum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. <span>Op</span>ossums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- P</span>ossums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow or something) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having an opossum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden. </td> <td> <span>+ Op</span>ossums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow or something) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having an opossum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Opossums can be domesticated and potty trained. It is recommended that you do not try this with an adult possum, but if one finds an injured baby possum, nursing it back to health and either keeping it as a pet or shleffing it off to someone else as a pet (your benevolent attention may have rendered it unqualified for the rough life of the Davis urban wilds) might be a larf. Once you run out of snails to feed them, they also like hardboiled eggs. ["KrisFricke" Kris Fricke] once had a pet possum. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Opossums can be domesticated and potty trained. It is recommended that you do not try this with an adult <span>o</span>possum, but if one finds an injured baby <span>o</span>possum, nursing it back to health and either keeping it as a pet or shleffing it off to someone else as a pet (your benevolent attention may have rendered it unqualified for the rough life of the Davis urban wilds) might be a larf. Once you run out of snails to feed them, they also like hardboiled eggs. ["KrisFricke" Kris Fricke] once had a pet <span>o</span>possum. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ -- ''I don't think this is true. Where is the proof for this? I think people are just confused on how to spell it in N. America.'' --["NiareeHopelian"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-11 13:57:23JackHaskel <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the possum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Possums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. </td> <td> <span>+</span> One of the more robust backyard visitors is the <span>o</span>possum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Possums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Possums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow or something) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having a<span>&nbsp;</span>possum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Possums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow or something) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having a<span>n o</span>possum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- P</span>ossums can be domesticated and potty trained. It is recommended that you do not try this with an adult possum, but if one finds an injured baby possum, nursing it back to health and either keeping it as a pet or shleffing it off to someone else as a pet (your benevolent attention may have rendered it unqualified for the rough life of the Davis urban wilds) might be a larf. Once you run out of snails to feed them, they also like hardboiled eggs. ["KrisFricke" Kris Fricke] once had a pet possum. </td> <td> <span>+ Op</span>ossums can be domesticated and potty trained. It is recommended that you do not try this with an adult possum, but if one finds an injured baby possum, nursing it back to health and either keeping it as a pet or shleffing it off to someone else as a pet (your benevolent attention may have rendered it unqualified for the rough life of the Davis urban wilds) might be a larf. Once you run out of snails to feed them, they also like hardboiled eggs. ["KrisFricke" Kris Fricke] once had a pet possum. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> =UC Davis and o<span>p</span>possums=<br> <span>-</span> UC Davis is an active place for those who care about op<span>p</span>ossums. The O<span>p</span>possum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things o<span>p</span>possum, their website is a helpful resource: [http://www.opossumsocietyus.org/index.htm] </td> <td> <span>+</span> =UC Davis and opossums=<br> <span>+</span> UC Davis is an active place for those who care about opossums. The Opossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things opossum, their website is a helpful resource: [http://www.opossumsocietyus.org/index.htm] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-11 13:55:55JackHaskeldeleted request for name change <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-23 23:45:51'' [[nbsp]] Maybe the possums around here are smaller or something, but I have scars that dispute the "are not particularly dangerous". Ever see what their mouth looks like open?<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Incidentl</span>y<span>, shouldn't this page be "Opossum"? --["JabberWokky</span>"]------ </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-23 23:45:51'' [[nbsp]] Maybe the possums around here are smaller or something, but I have scars that dispute the "are not particularly dangerous". Ever see what their mouth looks like open?<span>--["JabberWokk</span>y"]------ </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-11 13:54:42JackHaskelRenamed from Possums (felt like it) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- #redirect Possums</span> </td> <td> <span>+ One of the more robust backyard visitors is the possum. Often in search of catfood left out they are often noticed by the volume with which they chew dry catfood. Possums will establish a territory and a route that they will follow. They are not frightened easily and will stand their ground and hiss loudly if cornered.<br> + <br> + Possums cannot get rabies (their metabolism is too slow or something) and are not particularly dangerous in any other way. Having a possum about is actually a very effective way to eliminate the ["Slugs &amp; Snails" snails] from one's garden.<br> + <br> + Possums can be domesticated and potty trained. It is recommended that you do not try this with an adult possum, but if one finds an injured baby possum, nursing it back to health and either keeping it as a pet or shleffing it off to someone else as a pet (your benevolent attention may have rendered it unqualified for the rough life of the Davis urban wilds) might be a larf. Once you run out of snails to feed them, they also like hardboiled eggs. ["KrisFricke" Kris Fricke] once had a pet possum.<br> + <br> + ''Note:'' possum is a regional shortening of opossum.<br> + <br> + =UC Davis and oppossums=<br> + UC Davis is an active place for those who care about oppossums. The Oppossum Society of the United States, in Irvine, CA, boasts members from the UC Davis Vet school and sometimes hosts events and workshops at UC Davis. For more information on all things oppossum, their website is a helpful resource: [http://www.opossumsocietyus.org/index.htm] <br> + <br> + attachment:possumm.jpg attachment:2.jpg<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + For more info on other local wild animals see ["Town Wildlife"].<br> + <br> + [[Comments]]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-01-23 22:55:32'' [[nbsp]] I once killed a possum by accidentally running it over whilst riding my bike at night. It was both scary and sad. --["PaulLanzi"]------<br> + ''2005-01-23 23:45:51'' [[nbsp]] Maybe the possums around here are smaller or something, but I have scars that dispute the "are not particularly dangerous". Ever see what their mouth looks like open? Incidently, shouldn't this page be "Opossum"? --["JabberWokky"]------<br> + ''2005-01-24 02:38:44'' [[nbsp]] There ain't no one who don't call 'em possums! --["BrentLaabs"]------<br> + ''2005-01-24 13:50:47'' [[nbsp]] Yes I am have seen "what theiri mouths look like open" - they have sixty teeth. I've even received some friendly gnaws from my pet possum. --["KrisFricke"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-03-02 20:25:35'' [[nbsp]] An opossum is a wild animal. Keeping one as a pet is illegal under the CA Fish &amp; Game Code. --["LornaBernard"]<br> + * Yeah, but the CA DFG thinks that ferrets are also wild animals, and has banned them as well. Considering how darn tame ferrets are, I think that the DFG doesn't have much moral authority here. Considering how many happy (but paranoid) ferret owners there are out there, I'd say you're in good company owning a pet banned by the CA DFG. --["EricKlein"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-06-09 13:47:24'' [[nbsp]] Ugg! How about some respect for the opposums! Our only marsupial! Expect a new properly named page with pictures of non-dead opossums and useful information and links soon... --["MarieBoisvert"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-06-10 03:46:16'' [[nbsp]] There are two cohorts of marsupials: Australidelphia and Ameridelphia. The common name for opossums in America is "opossum" and in Australia is "possum." This is to distinguish between the two cohorts and the distinct species they contain. They are both pronounced the same, so it all boils down to spelling. If you want to get technical, this page and all the references within should be renamed "opossum."--["NiareeHopelian"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-10 14:43:22MarieBoisvertUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=2.jpg">2.jpg</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-10 14:26:03MarieBoisvertUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=1.jpg">1.jpg</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-06-09 23:20:13CraigBrozinskyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=possumm.jpg">possumm.jpg</a>.Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2005-02-10 17:03:18JevanGray <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Opossums<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect Possums</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Opossumshttp://daviswiki.org/Opossums2004-12-18 16:53:37JasonAllerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Opossums?action=Files&do=view&target=possum.jpg">possum.jpg</a>.