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Critter Clues

From the November/December 2022 issue of Kind News magazine

Furry grey and white animal with long, rounded ears and black beady eyes
  • 1
    Clue #1
    I am the only marsupial — a mammal who carries and nurses young in pouches — in the United States and Canada!
  • 2
    Clue #2
    I “play dead” in front of my predators. I don’t do this on purpose; it’s an automatic response from my body caused by stress.
  • 3
    Clue #3
    Even though I can carry ticks on my skin, I eat most of them! I may even help out by eating other ticks in my habitat, or where I live.
  • 4
    Clue #4
    Since I am nocturnal, you won’t see me during the day very often.
  • 5
    Clue #5
    Because of my low body temperature, I almost never get rabies (a virus that affects the brain).
  • 6
    Clue #6
    I use my tail a lot: to build nests and keep myself from falling when I climb.
  • 7
    Clue #7
    I groom myself with my tongue, similar to the way cats do.

Take the quiz below to see if you can guess the answer!