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Why are opossums part of the rodent family?

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2020-06-13 15:27:23
2020-06-13 15:27:23

Although the Opossum in America has a "rat-like" tail, they are marsupials. They have pouches to carry their young in, similar to the famous kangaroo or koala. Upon closer inspection, their tail is different from a rat's along with their fur. Their tail is able to be controlled and has a grip on it, and is quite strong.

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2010-02-23 01:17:55
2010-02-23 01:17:55

Opossums are not rodents. They are Marsupials.

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