[Homestead] Playing Possum
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 9 00:30:47 EST 2008
bob ford wrote:
> I can tell you were that possum has been. Anywhere that stinks.
> Inside a dead cow or a dead pig or a big pile of garbage.
I know I know...they eat all kinds of stuff, including eggs and chickens.
After I wrote that about rabies a few minutes ago, I looked up rabies
and possums...I learned that possums have an immune system from
hell...They apparently are even partially immune to pit viper venom..
As I was looking at it today, I thought about how prehistoric it was and
it was such a great example of adaption...long toothy snout for putting
it's head into an orifice in a carcass, etc...long claws for digging and
climbing...they are pretty amazing critters..
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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