Webster says: An opossum is any of a family of American marsupials, chiefly nocturnal, largely arboreal, and almost omnivorous. Usually has a pointed snout, prehensile tail, and grayish to blackish fur with white on the cheeks. When caught it feigns death.
Newborn opossums run 153 to the ounce.
Question: How do you wake up a possum playing possum? Answer: Throw it into water.
Opossums rarely hang by their tails, despite the cartoons.
Consider the opossum. If wounded while playing dead, it bleeds very little, if at all.
Poisonous snakes that live where opossums live — rattlesnakes, copperheads — can’t kill opossums. Poisonous snakes that don’t live where opossums live — cobras — CAN kill opossums.
What’s the difference between an opossum and a possum? Possum is an abbreviation for opossum. I know it’s only one letter short...but that’s all it takes to be an abbreviation.