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Possum is native to oceania but rats have a worldwide distribution. Possums have larger eyes compared to rat eyes.

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Possums mainly catch and eat rats roof rats and mice apart from preying on other rodents.

Possum or rat. The opossum has sharp teeth like a cat but the primary distinguishing feature of an opossum is its bare rat like tail. The large size and white head lead me to believe it is a possum but its longer body makes me think its a rat. The opossum ə ˈ p ɒ s əm or p ɒ s əm is a marsupial of the order didelphimorphia d aɪ ˌ d ɛ l f ɪ ˈ m ɔːr f i ə endemic to the americas.

All things considered the opossum is generally considered an ugly scary looking creature that people are not enthused to see in their backyard or trashcan. Having a possum on your garden is more like having a pest control crew working free of cost for you. But you know the stigma that comes with a rat.

The main difference between a rat and an opossum is that the rat is a rodent and the opossum is a marsupial. Possums have sharper claws compared to rats. This means that the opossum has a pouch that protects its babies.

This video was taken during the night and id like to know whether or not this animal is a rat or a possum. I live in a bay area suburb of the bay area in california where both possums and rats are common. Though both animals have adapted to living around and among humans the rat has become especially adept at living in human habitations including ships sewers and subways.

The largest order of marsupials in the western hemisphere it comprises 103 or more species in 19 genera. Eyes are bilaterally positioned in rats while they are more towards front in possums. Opossums are one thing the residents said.

The dietary pattern of a possum makes it a highly beneficial species for humans. Rats have a slender face compared to the round and flat face of possums. Filth dirt disease carriveau said.