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    Check out what greeted me on my porch when I got home from work today:



    'possums are cool...the only marsupial in the northern hemisphere....I think I'll name him "scrappy"....since I caught him digging for scraps.


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    Had a friend who raised one. Said they musk like a skunk.


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    Cool My first thought was it was aa rat, nice photo
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    There's actually people who breed possums for pets.

    Not sure I really warm to the idea. I've never woken up and said "You know, what this house really needs is a large undomesticated scavenger."

    Each to his own, I guess. :-D
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    Be careful, it will eat you up!
    Of course you can thump it on the head and it will fall over and play dead.
    I saved one from a Labrador last weekend, and even though it was 100% fine, I could pick it up by the tail what time it was "playing possum" and it was a fat sucker too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
    There's actually people who breed possums for pets.

    Not sure I really warm to the idea. I've never woken up and said "You know, what this house really needs is a large undomesticated scavenger."

    Each to his own, I guess. :-D
    i have 2 large undomesticated scavengers at home - they're called children
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    I'm amazed. No possum myth's yet.

    However, the actual spelled name is "opossum"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opossum

    The more ya know. If you plan on keeping him, I think you should read XD
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