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Possums or Opossums are nocturnal marsupials found in North and South America. In the late 2010s, the animal became the inspiration for various memes based on their long snout, sharp teeth and vicious appearance. Though typically vilified in culture, their outsider reputation has been the focus of many of the jokes about the animal.
One of the earliest online for possum fans was the website Opossum.com, which served as The National Opossum Society. Registered on October 12th, 1998, the National Opossum Society offered resources for understanding possums, adopting and caring for them and general education of the animal.
On February 11th, 2007, DeviantArt  artist JoshuaDunlop posted an image of fan-made Pokémon based on the animal. In the description, they wrote, "As per request here is a possum pokemon i call Posumbrela." The post (shown below, left) received more than 15,000 views in 11 years.
Three years later, on November 14th, 2010, YouTuber pawssc posted a video of an infant Virginia possum. The post (shown below, right) received more than 46,000 views in eight years.
The following year, on March 20, 2011, YouTuber cudaviper posted a video entitled "Possum eating strawberry." Within seven years, the post (shown below) received more than 1.5 million views.
On January 6th, 2018, the Twitter  account @own___ass launched. The page is dedicated to memes specifically about possums (examples below, center and right). The account is a mix of original content and possum-related submissions.
On May 23rd, the account posted a two-panel image of a small possum and the caption "ʰᵉʸ ᶦ'ᵐ ᵈᵒʷⁿ ʰᵉʳᵉ." The post (shown below) received more than 41,000 retweets and 134,000 likes in three months.
Interview Possum refers to a photograph of Sand Mountain Sam, an opossum who serves a similar role to Sand Mountain, Alabama, as Punxsutawney Phil does to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and much of the United States in that it can supposedly predict the weather. The image comes from the ceremony for Sand Mountain Sam's 2018 "prediction" for the remainder of winter and spread through Twitter as people added various captions to it.
On February 2nd, 2018, Facebook  meme page Olivia's O'meme Outlet posted an image from a possum being "interviewed" at a Groundhog's Day in the Tennessee Valley Area of picture with the caption "Pineapple is stored on the pizza," gaining more than 600 reactions (shown below).
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