If you live in North America, and you happen to see one of these running around:

Photo via Lisa Hagan / Shutterstock
Photo via Lisa Hagan / Shutterstock

That, my friends, would be an opossum. The possum, however, is a small tree-dwelling marsupial native to Australia, New Guinea and Sulawesi, and the look more like this:

Photo via Andrew Mercer / Wikipedia
Photo via Andrew Mercer / Wikipedia

While they both hail from different parts of the world, both possums and opossums are marsupials (meaning they’re not so different after all). For the purpose of the video above, we’re going to focus solely on the opossum.

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