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Wildlife officials seek help as additional invasive opossums are discovered in Homer

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2023
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Wildlife authorities in Homer are asking for the public’s help after additional opossums were discovered in the Kenai Peninsula town — presenting the threat that a population of the invasive species could establish itself there. The latest development comes after what was believed to be a lone opossum arrived in Homer in late March in a shipping container that had come from Washington state. The marsupial’s arrival spurred immediate interest and excitement, with residents of Homer divided on what should be done with it. The animal was christened “Grubby” because...

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