OPossum - Thea-Creations
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The Virginia Opossum makes a leaf nest in a hollow log, fallen tree, abandoned burrow, or other sheltered place. After a gestation of less than two weeks, the "living embryos," each the size of a navy bean, climb up through the hair of the female and enter the vertical opening of her pouch. Each takes one of her 13 nipples in its mouth and remains thus attached to the mother for two months. Those who do not obtain a nipple perish.