Sunday, July 18, 2010

As a first for me: not only a sighting of a Possum and then of a Bandicoot - in unfortunate circumstances on the road.

These two mammal marsupials have a combing toe on each hind foot.for grooming purposes.  The female bandicoot usually has a litter and the young crawl into her backward-opening pouch.
An American opossum has six teeth at the bottom front while local possums belong to a different family and have only two teeth.

1 comment:

Boom Nisanart said...

Cool shot possum !
Poor Bandicoot !

Thank you to share this to us : )