The possum has a thick, bushy tail, a pointed snout and long fox-like ears for two general colour forms, grey and black
Possums looks like big rats, they live in the trees or in the attics because they live only by night and frequently early morning.
They can be found all across New Zealand
The damage to native forests can be seen all too clearly in many areas. Possums ignore old leaves and select the best new growth
One of the things that opossums will do in order to avoid a confrontation with humans is play dead.