New Hampshire is home to the Virginia opossum, our country's one-and-only marsupial.
As a marsupial, an opossum's development takes place ex utero in the mother's pouch instead of in utero, as placental mammals do.
Opossums are a backyard species, but because they are nocturnal, casual sightings are rare. More often, they will be seen as roadkill--an unfortunate consequence of being an urban, slow-moving animal.
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