National Geographic : 1945 Feb
Wildlife of Tabasco and Veracruz @ National Geographic Society Painting by Walter A. Weber Opossum, a Night Worker Awakened by the Noisy Day Shift, Asks, "Who's There?" Leaving his palm-frond couch, he takes a grip with his prehensile tail and watches the brightly colored squirrels. When these rodents' teeth chip an oil palm's flinty nut, the noise is surprising. Brown, red-and-gray, and black squirrels could be brothers. Other color gradations mark the same species.